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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (May 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747575614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747575610
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,812,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3-Life is lovely for all the sheep that play in the lush, green meadow under clear, blue skies except for Marvin: "I can't run as fast or jump as high as the other sheep-. I'm too small, it's not fair." So with dreams of becoming just a little bigger, he begins to eat more-and to grow. The problem is that he doesn't know when to quit, and his out-of-control behavior drives him to devour everything in sight, including, ultimately, the world. Together with comical, bold illustrations, the spare, repetitive text tells a cautionary tale about self-acceptance. Each full-color spread provides ample space for the cavorting, puffed-up sheep, whose expressive faces reflect the increasing peril of Marvin's self-centered romp. In the tradition of "The Fat Cat," the story is predictable with a satisfying, if slightly far-fetched, conclusion. A delightful choice for storytimes, with enough hilarity to pull in older children.
Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"My favourite book of the year...A quirky tale with gorgeously humorous illustrations, this is a marvellous first book." Jane Simmons 'simple and bold illustrations enhance this hilarious picture book.' Waterstone's Books Quarterly

More About the Author

Joseph lives mostly in France in an old farmhouse which he restores during the summer months. Over the winter months he travels around the world living and working in wonderful and exotic places, occasionally settling down for long enough to write and illustrate a picture book. He speaks English, French and Spanish and is good at fixing things such as wooden boats and old stone houses.
He studied Illustration at Falmouth college of Arts and his first book 'Marvin wanted MORE!' is a winner of the Macmillan Prize for children's book illustrations. Both Marvin books are now sold around the world in many different languages.


Praise for Marvin Wanted MORE!

'Theobald makes a promising debut here. Working in stylized shapes and lines and using a bright, limited palette, he creates ostensibly serene, deadpan renderings that make Marvin's creature-feature metamorphosis all the funnier. Theobald understands his audience's taste for expulsive humor. ("Baaaaaa!" says Marvin, as he spews the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks) to restore the natural order'
-Publishers Weekly

'My favourite book of the year...A quirky tale with gorgeously humorous illustrations, this is a marvellous first book. Joseph Theobalds simple and bold illustrations enhance this hilarious picture book.'
-Waterstone's Books Quarterly

'A delightful choice for storytimes, with enough hilarity to pull in older children.
-Schools Library Journal

'A masterpiece... a great first book from a very talented newcomer'
-Jane Simmons, creator of Come on, Daisy

Customer Reviews

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It's one of her favorites and we both laugh every time we read it.
C Stuart
It is fun to read and I don't mind reading it over and over as most toddlers like to do.
Cynthia
My son who is 2 1/2 years old cracked up when I read this book to him.
DBHER

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DBHER on November 2, 2005
Format: Board book
My son who is 2 1/2 years old cracked up when I read this book to him. Something that he hasn't done when it comes to books. He let out a heart felt belly laugh! And couldn't stop laughing every time he looked at the page. So I must reccomend this book to all silly toddlers who think sick lambs are funny!

The pictures are also very pretty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C Stuart on September 19, 2005
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My three year old loves this story! It's one of her favorites and we both laugh every time we read it. The illustrations are great and it teaches a valuable lesson about the dangers of greed. I highly recommend it for young children.
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By Barbara Frazier on February 25, 2014
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I've got all the books now am a happy camper. Again, My two year old loves these and the hubs and I are obviously willing to do as our princess requests. "Marvin, Marvin, Marvin!!!"
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By Cynthia on November 5, 2013
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I love this book. It is fun to read and I don't mind reading it over and over as most toddlers like to do. The best is when my little girls know to say "baaa" at the right part - they get so excited about it.
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By Amazon Customer on September 17, 2013
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The illustrations in this book are great. I love the story and the idea behind it. I gave it four stars, because like Marvin we wanted MORE. I felt that the ending was too quick and could have been more interesting. I would definitely recommend it as a silly, fun story for 2-5 year old book lovers.
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