Three By the Sea

Written by Mini Grey

Early Years

LoveReading View on Three By the Sea

A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011.

Prize-winning illustrator Mini Grey tells a tender and thought-provoking fable about friendship. Cat, Dog and Mouse live happily together; while Cat does the housework, Dog tends the garden and Mouse does the cooking, creating a wonderful fondue every night. But, one day, a stranger turns up and makes the three look at their life anew. Do Cat and Mouse really want a garden filled only with bones? Do Cat and Dog really want to eat fondue every night? It’s an unsettling time but, reconsidering after the upheaval, the three friends discover that life has got better. As ever, Mini Grey makes the most imaginative use of her pages to tell a story in both words and pictures.

Three By the Sea Synopsis

In a house by the sea there happily live a dog, a cat and a mouse. Well, happily enough until a stranger knocks on the door one night, offering them each a special free gift. Who is this mysterious salesman blowing into their little world and turning it upside-down? And can their happy home survive his trouble-making gifts?

Three By the Sea Press Reviews

'Mini Grey's beautifully illustrated story improves with each reading as the stranger's mission and legacy becomes more intriguing - is he good or bad? A lovely book to open up discussion with little ones who like a bith of depth to their bedtime reading.' - The Daily Mail

'This is yet more proof of Grey's knack for telling stories with beautiful emotional depth. A reassuring read.' - Junior

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862308091
Publication date: 2nd June 2011
Author: Mini Grey
Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years

About Mini Grey

Mini Grey studied sequential design at Brighton University before launching her first picture book, Egg Drop, in 2002. Trained in puppet making, set design, welding and carpentry, Mini’s style has an unconventional flare and instantly recognizable quirkiness. Her picture books include Traction Man is Here, Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog, Biscuit Bear, Egg Drop and The Pea and the Princess. Amongst numerous nominations & prizes, Mini has won the Smarties Book Award and the Kate Greenaway Prize for The Adventures of the Dish & Spoon.

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