Bumble-Ardy

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Review

Bumble-Ardy is a piglet who has never had a birthday party. When he goes to live with his Aunt Adeline he is over-joyed to find out he will finally be able to celebrate. The problem is that Bumble-Ardy can’t wait until his Aunt returns from work and arranges a party himself which quickly gets out of hand. What will his Aunt say when she arrives home?

Sendak explores the joyfulness and anarchic spirit of young children using art-work that mimics children’s own drawings mixed with more frightening images from folk tales. Children will love the rhyme and rhythm of the writing and delight in the mess Bumble-Ardy’s friends make before his aunt returns to set things to right.

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