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Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball Hardcover – June 30, 2001
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About the Author
Charles Fuge made his picture book debut with BUSHVARK'S FIRST DAY OUT, which won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including SOMETIMES I LIKE TO CURL UP IN A BALL, which was highly commended by the judges of the 2001 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Dorset.
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I will say that I was tempted to give fewer stars because the pages of the book I got were stuck together pretty badly. I was going to send it back, but then my daughter ripped them apart to see what the stuck pages said, and I got resigned to keeping the damaged version. But still, I was pretty unhappy with that aspect.
The feisty wombat who sometimes likes to curl up in a ball is a quite active and wild little fellow. It is having fun with its friends running, jumping and screaming. The effect on Max is not exactly that of a "sweet-spirited bedtime story to ease young ones to sleep."
The highlight of the book is without any doubt the page where the wombat shows how to make funny faces. Hilarious! In fact, I had considered taking the book to the office for therapeutic purposes.
In sum: A fun read with beautiful illustrations. Unfortunately it is not a board book. It is bound to suffer from a three-year-old's enthusiasm.
A great gift book for expecting parents and young children. The book's happy prose willentice any child to play "wombat" and act out the story.
I read this to a preschool class and had them act out the story as I read it, ending with "curling up in a ball" for naptime. I could see doing this with a young child before naptime or bedtime.
The pictures are bright, colorful, and fun. The text is rhythmic without feeling forced. And so far, my husband & I have not tired of reading it to our son. (We've had the book for about 4 months now.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely pictures and ryhthm. Neither my husband, me nor the baby (14 months) have tired of it.Published 4 months ago by Mfa graduate and stay at home mom
This is the best children's book every!! Had it for my son and just ordered it for my grandson. I adore it and so do children!Published 6 months ago by Trish
This is my favorite children's book. The illustrations are fantastic!Published 12 months ago by JCSF