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'Mr McGee went out to play, down to the beach one windy day,' the story begins. His happy mood is spoilt when he is bitten by a flea, a flea that he can't get rid of. The only solution is to take off all his clothes and jump into the sea because of course, fleas don't like the sea. Mr McGee and the flea are finally separated and the flea moves on to the hair of a dog instead. The pictures tell the story as well as the text.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780140564198

    July 2, 1999

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • CYBER Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Winner
    Picture Book
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2000
    Longlisted
    Picture Book
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2001
    Shortlisted
    Picture Book
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2002
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2002
    Shortlisted
    Picture Book
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2003
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Winner
    Picture Book
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2004
    Shortlisted
    Picture Story Books

Also by Pamela Allen

Who Sank The Boat?
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
Is Your Grandmother A Goanna?
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

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