Mister Whistler

Mister Whistler Book CoverAbsent-minded Mister Whistler wakes up with a song in his head and a dance in his feet. He gets dressed in dotted boxer shorts, checked trousers, a striped shirt, a waistcoat, a jacket, a fur-collared coat, and his hat. But he is distracted and promptly loses his train ticket. His search for his ticket involves him dancing out of his clothes down to his boxer shorts, only to discover that the ticket was clenched between his teeth the whole time. He gets dressed again, boards the train, but then swallows his ticket. Energetic ink and watercolor drawings and flowing musical notes reveal a happy, hilarious ending. mjw
Title: Mister Whistler
Author: Margaret Mahy
Illustrator
: Gavin Bishop
Publisher
: Gecko Press
Copyright
: 2012
Original language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-877467-91-2
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-7
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s residence
: New Zealand
Illustrator’s residence
: New Zealand
Awards
: 2013 New Zealand Post Book Award
Subjects
: Fashion, Music, New Zealand, Oceania, Railroad stations, Tickets

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