Fun with Mrs. Thumb by Jan Mark

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Mrs. Thumb, an elegant wooden doll, lives quietly in her furnished dollhouse until, one day, a boisterous, mischievous cat decides to play with her.
 

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Jan Mark is a distinguished children's writer, specializing in short stories. She has won a number of awards for her work, including the Library Assocation Carnegie Medal on two occasions. Her collections of short stories include Nothing to be Afraid Of, Feet and Other Stories, and Enough is TooMuch Already. Jan Mark is a distinguished children's writer, specializing in short stories. Since her first novel, 'Thunder and Lightnings', was published in 1976, she has won a number of awards for her work, including the Library Assocation Carnegie Medal on two occasions. Her collections of shortstories include 'Nothing to be Afraid Of', 'Feet and Other Stories', 'Enough is Too Much Already', 'A Can of Worms', and 'In Black and White and Other Stories'. For adults she has published 'Two Stories' and a novel 'Zeno was Here'. She has also written for radio and television, and she frequently visits schools and colleges to speak about writing. Since childhood she has read and collected nineteenth- and early twentieth-century children's fiction. She lives in Oxford.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Candlewick Press. 29 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In Bayley's small, exquisitely detailed illustrations, the little wooden doll moves from room to room of a quaint, beautifully furnished dollhouse, vainly trying to keep out of reach of a complacently self-absorbed cat--``Do you like/hide-and seek?/Let's play you're/a mouse--/I'll bite, you squea...

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This small gem of a picture book is narrated by a mischievous cat looking for fun with the wooden inhabitant of a doll's house.

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