Platypus, representative of an average three-year-old, is boisterous, energetic and creative and enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities as well as drawing, collecting and inventing. In this story he finds a curly shell which keeps going missing from his special box.
Platypus decides it's the perfect day to go collecting. He finds a big rock, an old shoe and a broken umbrella, but none of these are quite what he's looking for. Then he finds a curly shell - just right! But it keeps going missing from his special box. The 'thief' turns out to be a little hermit crab living inside the shell so Platypus takes it back to the sea where it belongs. Luckily there are plenty of unoccupied shells for Platypus to collect - and keep!
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Chris Riddell was a student of Raymond Briggs at Brighton. He now works in a range of different areas of illustration, including political cartoons. He has illustrated many children's books, texts by other writers as well as his own. SOMETHING ELSE (text by Kathryn Cave) won the 1997 UNESCO prize and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Greenaway Medal. CASTLE DIARY (text by Richard Platt) was shortlisted for this year's Greenaway Medal. Chris lives in Brighton.
Platypus by Chris Riddell
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