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Elliot and the Big Wave
by Frances McKay 1327/649 illustrated by Elena Gomez
first published 2001
Early Years for ages 0 to 8 published by Hodder Children's Books
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Pat Posner's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
Elliot the cat lives with Bernard in an old lighthouse on the harbour wall. Fish is Elliot's favourite thing.
What happens?
When Elliot hears Bernard say: 'What a lovely day to go fishing', Elliot wonders if he 'can do fishing'. He tries, but his paw won't quite reach the fish. So Elliot decides to go fishing with Bernard. Bernard won't even know he's there. Out at sea there are lots of fish, but Elliot still can't reach them. Then a big wave hits the boat. Down goes Elliot and down goes the bucket. Elliot still can't reach the fish but something is trying to reach him. Quick thinking from Elliot, and unexpected help from another huge wave, gets him home. Elliot sits soaking and shivering, waiting for Bernard. When Bernard arrives, he asks Elliot if it's been raining. Elliot feels rather grumpy but all's well ends well.
Is it easy to read?
Great to read aloud and older readers will love reading it themselves.
Anything else?
Elena Gomez's fantastic, bright, 'water-splashy' pictures leap out but, at the same time, take you right there. On some pages the text dances in waves. I just love this book. My only criticism is the font used isn't one with an 'open' a.
Who says so?
This review by Pat Posner.
The publisher reckons...
Elliot the cat lives by the sea, a perfect place for a fish-loving cat to be. At least it would be, if only he could catch one! How is Elliot the harbour cat going to get his dinner? Hitching a ride on a fishing boat seems like a good idea, until it all goes horribly wrong!
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