Children's Books: Triffic Laughs with Bad Girls Reading Aloud for Children Is an Art, Says Christina Hardyment
Hardyment, Christina, The Independent (London, England)
IT'S VERY easy to read children's books, especially funny ones, in an arch, over- emphatic and intensely annoying fashion which has me reaching for the off button and the kids simulating carsickness in an instant. There are none of these problems with Jeremy Strong's The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog (Puffin, 1hr 15mins, pounds 7.99). Martin Clune's low-key, interested but downbeat, rendering turns an amusing tale into a classic.
Streaker, "a mixture of Ferrari and whirlwind with a woof attached," appears to be untameable - until not only pounds 30 holiday pocket-money but avoiding a ghastly ducking in a slime- filled horsetrough depend upon it. Trevor and Tina's efforts …
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Publication information: Article title: Children's Books: Triffic Laughs with Bad Girls Reading Aloud for Children Is an Art, Says Christina Hardyment. Contributors: Hardyment, Christina - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 24, 1998. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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