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Children's book of the week - Sunday Times - Times Online

Sunday Times Children's Book Of The Week

The Getaway by Ed Vere

Vere uses dialogue from the cinema (�You know how to whistle . . .�) and drawings superimposed on atmospheric photographic backgrounds that suggest the mean streets of Chicago. He offers a lot of knowing entertainment to adults while drawing young readers in to a chase and a guessing game, with tracks to follow across the page, a fold-out surprise, a dark denouement and a hopeful coda. The endpapers are for the adults to laugh at after lights out, with their spoof newspaper pieces about the theft of The Maltese Stilton, and parodic film credits. Verbally playful and visually stimulating... NICOLETTE JONES

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