By Margaret Mahy
A fantastic parody of politically right parentsSam Appleby's dad will not make him a sword, or perhaps allow him play with a water pistol. as an alternative, Dad buys Sam a pleasant, nonviolent sunflower and a balloon. but if Dad and Sam locate themselves being threatened by way of the dread robber Buckbounder, they research there is extra bang in a sunflower than they can have ever guessed... This little bit of encouraged silliness comes from the incomparable crew of Margaret Mahy and Jonathan Allen. Booklist stated in their final collaboration, The Three-Legged Cat, The plot is deliciously ludicrous....The vast wit of the watercolor illustrations guarantees that youngsters will music into the humor of the tale
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