The Runaway Dinner

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The Runaway Dinner
Written by Allan Ahlberg
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763638935
ISBN-13: 9780763638931
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The Runaway Dinner

author: Allan Ahlberg
illustrator: Bruce Ingman

What happens if someone's dinner decides that, well, it doesn't want to be eaten? For a hungry little boy named Banjo and a savory sausage named Melvin, it's a plight that can only result in a breathless escape and what a chase it is! Off speeds the sturdy sausage leading fork, knife, and plate, chair and table, a handful of fries with various French names, and three fat little peas out the door, down the street, and around the park, with poor Banjo taking up the rear. Will the famished boy ever catch them? And what (gulp) happens to Melvin if he does? Allan Ahlberg is in his element with this fast and funny tale, while Bruce Ingman's kid-friendly illustrations add visual comedy to the chase.

"A wacky, whimsical narrative. . . . More sophisticated in structure than the classic tales and verses that inspired it, this madcap riff is for primary-grade readers and their clever parents." Kirkus Reviews
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763638935 /  9780763638931
on sale date:
08/2008
type/format:
Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 11" x 8 7/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Humorous Stories; Action & Adventure; Cooking & Food;
 
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