The Park in the Dark by Martin Waddell

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After night falls and their owner is asleep, three toy animals decide to go to the park and play.
 

About Martin Waddell

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Martin Waddell was born April 10, 1941, in Belfast, Ireland. He always wanted to be a professional soccer player. After having played for junior teams in Ireland, he left school at fifteen and held a variety of jobs, including working at a publishing company and as a night switchboard operator for a taxi company. Waddell is now one of the most prolific and successful contemporary children's writers, with more than one hundred books to his credit, some of them under his pseudonym Catherine Sefton. He won the 1986 Other Award, for his book Starry Night, which was also a runner up for The Guardian Childrenżs Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Young Observer Teenage Fiction Prize. He has twice won the Smarties Book Prize, for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? He also won the 1989 Kurt Mascher Award for The Park In The Dark, the 1990 Bets Book For Babies for Rosieżs Babies and has been shortlisted for the 1992 Smarties Book Prize for Along The Lonely Road. Barbara Firth lives in Harrow, Middlesex, England. She has been honored with many awards including the 1998 Kate Greenway Medal for Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell.
 
Published March 1, 1989 by William Morrow & Co. 26 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``Me and Loopy and Little Gee,'' are the stuffed animals (a monkey, an elephant and a puppy) who make their way to the park each night after their young owner has gone to sleep. Out the window, throug

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``Me and Loopy and Little Gee,'' are the stuffed animals (a monkey, an elephant and a puppy) who make their way to the park each night after their young owner has gone to sleep. Out the window, throug

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