George'S Marvellous Medicine Paperback – 11 February 2016
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George's Marvellous Medicine
"Oh, how he hated Grandma! He really hated that horrid old witchy woman."
George's grandma is a horrid, grizzly, grumpy, selfish old woman with pale brown teeth and a puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom, so George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits.
About the Author
Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
- ASIN : 0141365501
- Publisher : Puffin (11 February 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780141365503
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141365503
- Reading age : 5 - 7 years
- Dimensions : 13 x 1 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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George's Marvellous Medicine is a great and exciting book focusing on George making medicine for his Grandma. He used very bad ingredients (which I'm here to say DO NOT MAKE GEORGE'S MEDICINE, IT COULD BE DANGEROUS) and that statement is in the book as well.
The best character is Grandma. She's a wicked person who wants to (sort of) frighten George, and George never liked her. She's a little nasty to him, and makes him do all of the stuff around the house. But when his parents are home, she never makes him do anything.
The best part of the story is when George gives Grandma the medicine. The results were "worth waiting for." Another good part was when Grandma starting to grow. One point she was taller than the house, then later on she shrunk and disappeared.
Overall excellent story. Highly recommend.
My 5 year old giggled with delight as the narrator egged George on as he adds more and more wacky things to his grandma's new medicine ("Horseradish?" Excellent! "Curry powder?" Brilliant!). I have now listened to it 3 times and can report that I am quite happy to do so several times more. The same can't be said for other audiobooks we have ...
At an hour long, it probably covers most car journeys you are likely to do. My only warning would be that the Grandma really is quite a scarey character, so might not be suitable for very young children or right before bedtime. She shouts quite a range of nasty things ("You horrible little worm!") and George thinks very nasty things back ("Miserable old cow!"). My 5 year old has yet to shout any of these things himself, but I am sure he will once he knows the story backwards. Still, I supose there are worse things he could be saying!!
Your next step from this would be James and the Giant Peach. The same company of actors does a version, also avaliable on Amazon. It's the same little boy as the lead part. Makes perfect sense to my kids.
She squealed with delight when it was delivered to her home.