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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)
Mrs Pepperpot Minds the Baby
by Alf Proysen
Age Range: Under_5
The Mrs Pepperpot stories by Norwegian author Alf Prøysen have become modern classics and firm favourites with children for generations, having first appeared in 1959. Mrs Pepperpot has a huge problem - she shrinks to the size of a pepperpot at the most inconvenient moments so she often finds herself in all sorts of trouble.
When Mrs Pepperpot’s neighbour asks her if she will look after her baby Roger while she goes shopping she happily agrees. But everything goes horribly wrong when she suddenly shrinks to her pepperpot size. Baby Roger has enormous fun playing with what he thinks is a doll, throwing her in the air and jiggling her about and it is only Mrs Pepperpot’s ingenuity that is able to avert one disaster after another.
Delightful illustrations by Hilda Offen accompany this abridged version by Red Fox for the very young. Perfect for parents and carers to read aloud and introduce a brand new audience to the hilarious antics of Mrs Pepperpot.