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Product Description

Abandoned by his bossy wife and children, kind-hearted old Mr Ape finds himself living all alone in his huge and rambling house. Until he has a brilliant idea: he can fill the place with animals, the pets his wife and children would never let him have. But pets have a habit of increasing, and soon every room is stuffed to the brim with donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits – even two new human friends who need a place to stay. There’s simply no more room! Something has to change… A wonderfully funny and touching animal story from master writer Dick King-Smith.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780440863571

Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Date published

December 31st, 1994

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 3.0 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children’s books. Dick’s love of animals and farmyard life shines through in his stories. His gentle, accessible stories are ideal for young readers, blending humour and fantasy with useful lessons about life and the world.

Among his best-loved books is Babe, The Sheep Pig, which became a major film and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Dick died in January 2011, aged 88.

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    fantasticmissfox
    on 6 March 2014

    This is a very touching book. I love all the characters, especially Uncle Bob the parrot

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    Lolaloo1
    on 3 March 2011

    I like this book because there’s lots of animals in it and it’s nice how Mr Ape has them all living in his house.