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Nanny Piggins and the runaway lion / R. A. Spratt.

By: Spratt, R. A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Spratt, R. A. Nanny Piggins: 3.; Spratt, R. A. Nanny Piggins: Vol Three.Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2012Edition: Second edition.Description: 271 p. : 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781742753676 (pbk.); 1742753671 (pbk).Subject(s): Nannies -- Juvenile fiction | Piggins, Nanny (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Swine -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Circus -- Juvenile fiction | Lion -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Humorous stories.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: "With a runaway lion loose in the neighbourhood, Derrick, Samantha and Michael feel scared. Nanny Piggins feels like a slice of cake. And Boris feels like that lion looks strangely familiar. In this third action-packed book of adventures, Nanny Piggins tames a lion and a lion tamer. She also revolutionises the sport of ski jumping, introduces hot-pink leotards to the local Neighbourhood watch, and demonstrates trapeze skills on a moving bus. All while thwarting Mr. Green's attempt to send her favourite children to Nicaragua."--Back cover.
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Children's Fiction SPR 2 Checked out 21/12/2019

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A curly tale of revenge, rescue and jam-filled doughnuts.

With a runaway lion loose in the neighbourhood, Derrick, Samantha and Michael feel scared. Nanny Piggins feels like a slice of cake. And Boris feels like that lion looks strangely familiar. In this third action-packed book of adventures, Nanny Piggins tames a lion and a lion tamer. She revolutionises the sport of ski jumping, introduces hot-pink leotards to the local Neighbourhood Watch, demonstrates trapeze skills on a moving bus, plays badminton with a wok and teaches Shakespeare a thing or two about how to write a play. All while thwarting Mr Green's attempt to send her favourite children to Nicaragua (she does find it wearisome having to put him in his place constantly). And yet, somehow, she still finds time to bake lots and lots of cake.

Previous ed.: 2010.

"With a runaway lion loose in the neighbourhood, Derrick, Samantha and Michael feel scared. Nanny Piggins feels like a slice of cake. And Boris feels like that lion looks strangely familiar. In this third action-packed book of adventures, Nanny Piggins tames a lion and a lion tamer. She also revolutionises the sport of ski jumping, introduces hot-pink leotards to the local Neighbourhood watch, and demonstrates trapeze skills on a moving bus. All while thwarting Mr. Green's attempt to send her favourite children to Nicaragua."--Back cover.

For primary school age.

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

Booklist Review

Nanny Piggins, that cross between Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Willy Wonka, returns in her third adventure, and she is as feisty as ever. She cleverly prevents her archenemy, Mr. Green, from sending her charges, Derrick, Samantha, and Michael, to Nicaragua; her turn as volunteer on the neighborhood watch does not prevent break-ins but does provide lots of fun; and there's an amusing twist to her visit with author Jo, who wants to write her biography. If Nanny wasn't delightful enough, 2015 Caldecott Medal-winner Santat illustrates the misadventures.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2015 Booklist

Horn Book Review

In this third Nanny Piggins novel, the porcine former-circus-performer-cum-caretaker leads her three (human) charges in ridiculous adventures such as mediating a dispute between a dissatisfied lion and her tyrannical tamer. The varied word choice and deadpan humor marks this as a solid read-aloud option. Spot- and full-page art illustrate memorable moments in each adventure. A chocolate souffli recipe is appended. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.