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The Resource The tall man and the twelve babies, by Tom Niland Champion, Kilmeny Niland ; pictures by Deborah Niland

The tall man and the twelve babies, by Tom Niland Champion, Kilmeny Niland ; pictures by Deborah Niland

Label
The tall man and the twelve babies
Title
The tall man and the twelve babies
Statement of responsibility
by Tom Niland Champion, Kilmeny Niland ; pictures by Deborah Niland
Title variation
Tall man and the 12 babies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'In a big, big city, in a tiny, tiny apartment, lived a tall, tall man and twelve babies... All the boys were called Alistair. All the girls were called Charlene.' Then one day the door slams shut... with the Charlenes on one side and the Alistairs on the other. What will the tall man do?
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Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
Review
PreS — A man lives with his 12 babies in a tiny apartment. All of the girls are named Charlene, and the boys, Alistair. One day the babies are fighting with one another so he scoops up all the Charlenes and carries them outside, only to have the door close and lock behind him, leaving the Alistairs inside alone. The man tries to go in through the cat flap and gets stuck. He finally gets the toddlers to work together and pull him through the door, and they are all happy once again. The story is a bit strange, but children will probably take these oddities as pure silliness. The text is simple, which makes this book a great length for a preschool read-aloud. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and the man's checkered pants, polka-dot shoes, and rainbow-colored curly hair add to the whimsy. The book should appeal to preschoolers' sense of humor.—Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL --Lora Van Marel (Reviewed February 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 14, p83)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
379660
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Champion, Tom Niland
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Niland, Kilmeny
  • Niland, Deborah
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Babies
  • Tall people
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The tall man and the twelve babies, by Tom Niland Champion, Kilmeny Niland ; pictures by Deborah Niland
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045489598
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742371153
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)607528579
Label
The tall man and the twelve babies, by Tom Niland Champion, Kilmeny Niland ; pictures by Deborah Niland
Publication
Control code
000045489598
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742371153
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)607528579

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