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A Balloon for a Blunderbuss
Author: Bob Gill

ISBN: 9780714848730
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 36
Published: 1 May 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.5 x 21.0 x 0.9
A whimsical journey through words and pictures that encourages children to imagine how a butterfly could become an overgrown jungle.

This book takes the reader on an imaginative, inspiring journey around the world. It all begins with a drawing of a pair of hands, gently cupped around an unseen object: 'I have a butterfly in my hands. What will you give me for my butterfly? 'I will give you a wishbone.' What would I do with a wishbone? 'Well, you could trade it for a kite with a tail...or a Chinese Lantern. Or, if you like, for a flag. Then you could trade your flag for a straw hat, and for a straw hat, you could get a green umbrella or a sea horse. 'I could trade my sea horse for a row of tin soldiers or ninety-seven stamps or six hundred and fifty toothpicks or a shirt with my name on it. But I think I'd wait and trade it for a ship in a bottle. Now, a ship in a bottle is worth a gumball machine. And I might trade a gumball machine for a brass horn, and the brass horn for a blunderbuss, and the blunderbuss for a balloon I could fly in.'

From the unseen butterfly in the hand to the blunderbuss, the balloon and beyond, Bob Gill lovingly illustrates an e...

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