A hilarious, lively picture book. Mister Whistler always has a song in his head and a dance in his legs. But when he has to catch the train, he is so distracted he loses his ticket—and has to dance his way out of his clothes to find it. The author, Margaret Mahy, received the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal
“Bishop’s illustrations evoke an old-world feel, and his strong diagonal lines, busy patterns, and constantly changing positions create a convincing sense of energy as the protagonist jives to the flowing musical notes in every scene.” —School Library Journal
“Distinctive and full of sly humor…. This is the kind of picture book that families fall in love with.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Margaret Mahy
Margaret Mahy is one of the world's best and most famous children's authors. She was born in Whakatane in 1936, and wrote her first story at the age of seven. She won numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson award in 2006. Margaret lived in Governor's Bay, New Zealand until her death in 2012.
Illustrator: Gavin Bishop
Gavin Bishop, ONZM, Tainui, Ngāti Awa, is a leading Māori illustrator living in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. His awards include the Sir Kingi Ihaka award for lifetime contribution to Māori art and culture.