Publication Date: 13-09-2012
Format: Pb, 260mm x 260mm
Extent: 32 pages
Grandpa has really lost the plot this time...
Lollipop has her first wobbly tooth: a wibbly-wobbly, bibbly-bobbly tooth that’s coming loose. It wibbles and wobbles, but it just won’t come out. Luckily, Grandpa has come up with several ingenious ideas for sorting out wobbly teeth. But when his plans involve a tug-of-war match, a grumpy woodpecker and a hoovering elephant, even Lollipop has to admit that Grandpa might have lost the plot this time...
About the series:
Lollipop and Grandpa are intrepid explorers, always on the lookout for the next adventure. Other titles in the series include Lollipop and Grandpa's Back Garden Safari and Lollipop and Grandpa Go Swimming.
"Wit is shared equally between illustrations and text here as young Lollipop is given a guided tour of her Grandpa’s garden. Because the old man is a good sport innocuous objects like hose pipes or clothes lines are described by him as savage animals, each of which has the power to do terrible things to Lollipop unless she can tiptoe past them. This strategy works, but when the intrepid two finally return to the safety of indoors there is one more surprise to come. Cate James’s cartoon figures signal from the first that this is all going to be good fun and Penelope Harper’s text is a joy to read. Well done both!"
'Cate James' cartoon illustrations, with perhaps a hint of the influence of Quentin Blake in clever use of lines and dots for facial expressions, and starfish hands, are perfect for this light-hearted look at tooth worries, and the view of the dentist's hairy nose as he examines Lollipop will amuse children. There is a lot of differentiated text for emphasis, and some sound effects, and this will be great fun to read aloud.'
The School Librarian
About the Author and Illustrator
Penelope Harper is a former radio presenter and school librarian. Lollipop and Grandpa are her first children’s books, inspired by her relationship with her own grandfather.
Cate James is an Edinburgh-based illustrator and printmaker.
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