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'Have you seen my grandmother?' asked the little boy.
'There are only goannas here,' replied the station master. 'Is your grandmother a goanna?'
One day a little boy sets out to visit his grandmother. But each station he comes to is full of a different sort of animal, and his grandmother is not a gorilla, or an elephant, or a walrus - or a goanna! So the train steams on - Chuffa Chuffa, Chuffa, Chuffa - until finally, on the very last station, there she is.
A wonderfully fun, imaginative story with a reassuring, heart-warming conclusion that every grandchild (and grandmother!) will love!
Educational potential
Pamela Allen's picture books are ideal for showing students how rhythm, repetition and humour can be used to create a successful and engaging text. Her work is wonderful to share and read aloud with very small children, as the words encourage their active participation.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143502081

    March 30, 2009

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2008
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books

Also by Pamela Allen

Who Sank The Boat?
Alexander's Outing
A Bag and a Bird
Mr McGee and the Elephants
Hetty's Day Out
Who Sank the Boat? and Other Stories
The Big Fish
The Man With the Messy Hair
One Sunday
Fat Ferdie
The Toymaker & the Bird
The Little Old Man Who Looked Up At The Moon
My Buggy Book of Animals
Where's The Gold?
Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella
Shhh! Little Mouse
Mr McGee and the Perfect Nest
Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread
The Potato People
Grandpa and Thomas
Inside Mary Elizabeth's House
Can You Keep a Secret?
Mr McGee & the Perfect Nest
The Pear in the Pear Tree

Recommendations

Where The Wild Things Are
Rosie's Walk
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Who Sank The Boat?
Koala Lou
Animalia
Peppa Pig: Peppa's Christmas Fun Sticker Activity Book
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
Where's Spot?
Are We There Yet?
Peppa Pig: All About Peppa
Tiddalick the Frog Who Caused a Flood
Book With No Pictures
Peepo!
We're All Wonders
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Hatchimals: The Official Colleggtor's Guide
Florette
The Story About Ping