Jonathan & Martha

Jonathan & Martha

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Two earthworms become tangled together and learn the joys of sharing.
Publisher: New York : Phaidon Press, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780714863511
0714863513
Characteristics: [29] pages (some folded) :,colour illustrations ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Jonathan and Martha

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Sep 07, 2012

Eye-catching enough to arouse the interest of even the snottiest adult consumer but kid-friendly enough to pass the fearful readaloud-to-a-large-group test, this is the rare book that pleases highbrow and lowbrow alike. Fun and fanciful and far and away one of the best little picture books of the year. You'd do well to make its acquaintance.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Sep 07, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Sep 07, 2012

When we meet our heroes, Jonathan and Martha are two lonely worms living on either side of a large pear tree. One day a magnificently sized green pear falls to the ground. Unaware of the others' presence, the two eat their way into a fast acquaintance. They immediately set about fighting one another, only to find that their tails are now inextricably linked. Forced to share, the two discover the pleasure of enjoying food, large and small, together. And when a hungry birdie finds a fast (and mildly painful) way of separating them, they now like sharing so much that they're willing to keep on doing it. Tangled tails or no.

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