The Runaway Dinner
The Runaway Dinner
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The Runaway Dinner

Written by Allan Ahlberg & illustrated by Bruce Ingman
Published by Candlewick Press
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What happens if someone’s dinner decides that, well, it doesn’t want to be eaten? For a hungry little boy named Banjo and a savory sausage named Melvin, it’s a plight that can only result in a breathless escape — and what a chase it is! Off speeds the sturdy sausage — leading fork, knife, and plate, chair and table, a handful of fries with various French names, and three fat little peas — out the door, down the street, and around the park, with poor Banjo taking up the rear. Will the famished boy ever catch them? And what (gulp) happens to Melvin if he does? Allan Ahlberg is in his element with this fast and funny tale, while Bruce Ingman’s kid-friendly illustrations add visual comedy to the chase.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780763638931
Publication Date
August 12, 2008
Page Count
36
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
276228838
ASIN/ISBN 10
0763638935
Lexile® Level
AD750L
Scholastic Level
M
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~R
ATOS® Book Level
4.2
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
105076
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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