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I'll Take You To Mrs Cole! (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R167
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I'll Take You To Mrs Cole! (Paperback, New Ed): Nigel Gray

I'll Take You To Mrs Cole! (Paperback, New Ed)

Nigel Gray; Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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Whenever a young black boy makes a mess, his mother threatens to take him to Mrs. Cole's ramshackle house. One day, disinclined to cio his chores, he runs away and ends up (after some trepidation) at the dreaded neighbor's - where he finds a cheery, red-checked matron in a Mick Jagger apron, a gaggle of friendly children, and a household nearly buried under clutter. He gets such a hearty welcome that thereafter his mother's threat has become a reward - "If you're good, you can go and play at Mrs. Cole's." Foreman darkens his frequently fiery colors to reflect the ominous drift of the boy's imaginings; for more fastidious readers, the reality may seem like a nightmare - and an unsanitary one, at that. This decidedly minor effort was originally published in Great Britain (and briefly available here in 1986); the language has been Americanized for those who can't figure out what a "telly" or a "pram" is. (Kirkus Reviews)
Whenever he is naughty, a young boy's mother threatens him with Mrs Cole, who appears to be a disreputable character living nearby in total chaos. One day he runs away from home and finds himself outside Mrs Cole's house. She invites him in and he discovers that Mrs Cole's noisy, kindly house is welcoming and warm and far from being frightening. 'Funny, touching and true' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the most outstanding young children's picture books for some time.' Financial Times

General

Imprint: Andersen Press Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 1998
Authors: Nigel Gray
Illustrators: Michael Foreman
Dimensions: 285 x 240 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-86264-407-9
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Young children's, early learning & special book types > Special book types > Picture books > General
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Young Children's Early Learning & Special Book Types
LSN: 0-86264-407-0
Barcode: 9780862644079

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