Arthur and the Meanies by Jan Fernley

Arthur and the Meanies  by Jan FernleyArthur and the Meanies  by Jan Fernley
Arthur’s attempts to join in with Monkey, Tiger and Peacock are rebuffed. In fact Tiger and Peacock are cruel; they tell him that they don’t want to play with him because of his size, the size of his feet and his weight. The same thing happens when he asks to fly a kite with Cheetah who won’t let him touch it.
On his quest to find someone to play with, Arthur comes across Duck and Frog who are enjoying playing in the puddles and they invite him to join them. Suddenly a thunder-storm arrives and stops everyone’s play. Out of nowhere Monkey, Tiger, Peacock and Cheetah arrive demanding that Arthur shelters them from the rain. Despite his help Arthur is still left out from the fun by them. Duck and Frog come to the rescue and kept Arthur laughing during the thunder-storm. And he does. To Duck and Frog’s disgust, the ungrateful creatures rushed off after the thunderstorm without thanking Arthur. The ungrateful animals are brought to their senses after Arthur sprayed them with a trunk
full of water.
Colourful illustrations add an additional flavour to the text. By combining different techniques

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About booksfrommybookshelf

I am a passionate reader of children's books (Primary aged) with a particular interest in picture books. I am always on the look out for children's books at are written by authors from other countries. I am also keen on technology and try to keep abreast of what is happening in a fast changing world. At present my day job is to support teachers and local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region (UK), which I really enjoy. Another aspect of my work is to present nationally developed work for the National Strategies. With economic cuts my job will terminate in Spring next year and I may be carrying out independent work based around high quality picture books. My other interest include my allotment, knitting and last but not least my family. My Twitter name is Orlama.
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