Platypus by Chris Riddell

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A big rock. Some slimy seaweed. An old shoe. None of these is quite what Platypus wants for his special collection. Then he finds a beautiful curly shell--perfect! But the next morning his curly shell is gone. Where can it be?
The star of a brand new series from acclaimed author-illustrator Chris Riddell, the thoughtful, lively, and always curious Platypus is a wonderful companion for every young child.
 

About Chris Riddell

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CHRIS RIDDELLhas illustrated many acclaimed picture books, includingSomething Else,which won the UNESCO Award for Children's books. He is also a renowned political cartoonist whose work has been featured in theObserver,theEconomist,and theIndependent.Mr. Riddell lives in Brighton, England.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by VIKING CHILDRENS BOOKS. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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If I had known the curly shell was your home, I never would have collected it.’ ” Final illustrations show Platypus returning the hermit crab to the beach, then checking another shell for signs of life before taking it home.

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He opens a closet to find an old go-cart, which he takes outside, modestly crashes into a tree, whereupon the kite tumbles from the branches and the day can start anew.

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Smaller and harder to spot, Waldo returns in a quartet of hand-size paper-over-board volumes: Where's Waldo?;

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The playful hero returns in his third book, Platypus and the Birthday Party by Chris Riddell.

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A beautiful shell seems to be just the ticket, except that it won't stay put: two tiny eyes and a single claw poke out of the green box as Platypus sleeps, and the next morning the shell is gone.

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