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Jan 10 2008

Old Tom's big book of beauty by Leigh Hobbs

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Allen & Unwin, 2007
(Age 5-8) When Angela Throgmorton gives Old Tom 'The Big Book of Beauty' little does she realise what he will do with the ideas in it. His stylish new looks included the SHOCKER, the FURBALL, the SHOW-OFF and the FABULOUS. But will he outstay his welcome at the Beauty Parlour and the up-market parties?
Leigh Hobbs continues the story of Old Tom with his delightful, funny drawings of an eccentric cat. Its wonderful prose would be great to read aloud. Children and adults alike will giggle at the adventures of Old Tom and will want to return to the book to seek out the finer details of the hilarious pictures.
Pat Pledger

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