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  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849412230
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 56
  • RRP: $19.99

The Adventures of Mrs Pepperpot



Two classic Mrs Pepperpot tales, specially abridged, in a beautifully illustrated picture book format.

Mrs Pepperpot has a problem - a huge problem - she shrinks! And when she shrinks she finds herself in all sorts of trouble...

Mrs Pepperpot is determined to practise her swimming, so when all the village children go for a picnic in the mountains she goes to the pool in the wood. But disaster strikes - just as Mrs Pepperpot jumps into the water she shrinks! Now the pool seems as big as an ocean. Luckily there's a friendly frog nearby to rescue her and give her swimming lessons.

When Mrs Pepperpot agrees to mind baby Roger from next door, she doesn't know that she's going to shrink. How can she look after him when she's only as tall as a pepperpot? Baby Roger thinks she's a doll and jiggles and joggles her and throws her high in the air. Will Mrs Pepperpot be able to keep the baby out of mischief until his mother comes to get him?

  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849412230
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 56
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Alf Proysen

Alf Proysen was born in Norway in 1914. The Mrs Pepperpot books first appeared in the 1950s and were an immediate success. They have been loved by children ever since and have been translated into many different languages.

Hilda Offen

Hilda Offen is a well-known picture book illustrator, who won the Smarties Prize in 1992 for Nice Work, Little Wolf. Since then she has illustrated many picture books, including Fred and Ted's Treasure Hunt. She lives in Brighton.

Praise for The Adventures of Mrs Pepperpot

Alf Proysen's highly imaginative story from 1960 is still great fun and Hilda Offen's new illustrations are sure to be loved by children everywhere.

Andy Howells, South Wales Argus

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