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The Child Cruncher

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Being kidnapped is not as thrilling as one courageous girl had hoped.  Her big, ugly villain turns out to be an ordinary child cruncher.  What a disappointment! Instead of taking her on all sorts of adventures, he only wants to eat her up.  Luckily, she knows just what to do.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Lemniscaat USA (first published January 1st 2007)
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Miriam
Oct 23, 2015 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, picture
He must be new to the child-crunching business; he clearly was not prepared for how much work little kids are!

Fun, tongue-in-cheek romp about a bored girl who hopes being kidnapped will enliven her day.

If you're reading this aloud it is essential that the readee be able to see the pictures, as words and illustrations tell a slightly different story.
Marie
Sep 23, 2008 Marie added it
Shelves: picture-books
A fiesty young heroine who's hoping to have fun with the villain, but when he seems ordinary and set on eating her, she heads for home. I like the fact that she "borrows" the child cruncher's horse, thereby having a friend to play with. All's fair in love and breakfast!
Barbara
Jan 17, 2009 Barbara rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
The feisty heroine of this book has no trouble outwitting the great, galumphing villain who simply wants her as his breakfast treat. While the premise of the book - a willing child going off with a stranger while her clueless father doesn't even listen when she tells him what's happening - makes me uneasy, I'm won over by the Quentin Blake-like illustrations and the adventuresome cleverness of the little girl.
Meester Lander
Dec 08, 2013 Meester Lander rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: voorleesboek, to-buy
Heel grappig verhaaltje met toffe tekeningen.
Dit verhaal gaat over een meisje dat zich verveelt en tot haar grote vreugd wordt ontvoerd door een kindereter, waarbij ze de bedoelingen van haar ontvoerder in haar kinderlijke naïviteit verkeerd begrijpt. Zij lijkt de kindereter vooral te zien als een vriendelijke man die haar van haar verveling wilt afhelpen.

Het is dan ook een interessant voorleesboek om achteraf even met de kinderen te bespreken: heeft iedereen begrepen wat de bedoeling van de ki
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Jill
Sep 23, 2008 Jill rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
"Being kidnapped is not as thrilling as one plucky girl had hoped. Her big, ugly villain turns out to be an ordinary child cruncher. What a disappointment! Instead of taking her on all sorts of adventures, he only wants to eat her up. Luckily, she knows just what to do."

Seriously???
Roxanne Hsu Feldman
Aug 01, 2008 Roxanne Hsu Feldman rated it really liked it
I really love the exuberance in colors and lines and the happy-go-lucky girl narrator who's not fazed by dangers or obstacles. A very enjoyable read but even more enjoyable feast for the eyes.
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