Cover image for The Hippopandamouse / Jools Bentley.
Title:
The Hippopandamouse / Jools Bentley.
ISBN:
9781447288893

9781447288909
Publication Information:
London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2016.

©2016
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Abstract:
He's part hippo, part panda and part mouse and a complete and utter mistake! But could he be the perfect toy for a pretty little princess?
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Summary

Princess Flo has pocket money to spend, so she's off to Fluffley's Fine Toys, the best toy shop in town. There are cuddly teddies, cute kittens and perky penguins - all perfect for a royal princess! But to everyone's horror, Princess Flo spots a strange looking toy. It's part hippo, part panda and part mouse . . . and a total and utter mistake! But luckily for all, this polite little princess sees something unique and special - the perfect toy. All he needs now is a name!An incredibly funny debut from the winner of the Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2013. A brilliant, big-hearted story with an important message; our imperfections make us perfect. The ideal gift and a smart choice for little princesses everywhere!


Author Notes

Jools Bentley, winner of the Macmillan Prize for illustration 2013, is a graduate of the prestigious Anglia Ruskin MA in Children's Illustration. Her background is art and drama, she has studied fine art, trained as an art teacher, ran a touring theatre company, created art and drama workshops for schools, teaches printmaking - and as if that wasn't enough, she has also been on TV and shared screen time with Brad Pitt in Interview With the Vampire (if you blink you will miss her). Working with children and having three of her own inspired Jools to write and illustrate this, her picture book debut. She lives by the sea in Broadstairs, Kent with her husband and three children.