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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Bertie: Just Like Daddy
by Marcus Pfister
Age Range: Under_5
Bertie is a little Hippo who wants to do everything his Daddy does when they spend the day together. Bertie wants to drink coffee, shave, read the newspaper and cook. His dad attempts to explain why he is too young to do these things but cleverly finds things that Bertie can do.
Swiss author and illustrator Marcus Pfister, famous for his ‘Rainbow fish’ series has created an irresistible little hippo. The lovely warm illustrations are full of expression and children cannot fail to love this cute individual.