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The Minpins


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Little Billy's mum says he must never go out through the garden gate and explore the dark forest beyond.
So, one day, that's exactgly what he does.
There he meets the Minpins: miniature people who live int he hollow trees.
They soon warn Little Billy of the fearsome, galloping Gruncher, who has grunched thousands of Minpins. And it will gobble up Little Billy too - uness he can find a way to defeat the hungry beast, once and for all... Listen to THE MINPINS (with THE MAGIC FINGER) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits. Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books! The Enormous Crocodile; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; The Magic finger; The Twits; The BFP; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka; Danny the Champion of the World; George's Marvellous Medicine; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches; Dirty Beasts; The Minpins; Revolting Rhymes

For Teens: The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories; Rhyme Stew; Skin and Other Stories; The Vicar of Nibbleswicke; The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Minpins Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9780141350554
  • Pub Date: 13th December 2004
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 52

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3rd May '16
I read it to Ciera aged 6 aged 6
The Minpins 9780141350554
5 stars
Me and my daughter absolutely loves this book, 
The description of characters are fantastic and you feel like your right there.
There's big pictures and the names of the beasts are abit of a mouthful but it's adds to the humour when you try saying them over and over again. 
A happy ending that always makes a children's book magical too.
6th May '17
I read it myself (an adult)
The Minpins 9780141350554
5 stars
My favourite book as a child! I remember reading this and imagining being there as the illustration and storyline are so engaging. A different style roald Dahl book to what people know him from and date I say lesser known but so worth a read. 
26th July '17
I read it myself (an adult)
The Minpins 9780141350554
4 stars
This story really needs to be read aloud to an audience of eager, wide-eyed children who've not yet lost the capacity for wonder.  The imaginary world Dahl expertly conjures for them is populated by friendly little people and one very large and distinctly unfriendly Gruncher, as Little Billy soon discovers, when he succombs to temptation and ignores his mother's warnings not to go anywhere near the Forest of Sin.  Oh, the excitement of venturing into forbidden territory in search of adventure!  Adventure, talking creatures, the thrill of the chase and the demise of the monster - they are all here.  No wonder The Minpins has become such a classic.  This edition is made even more special by Patrick Benson's beautifully accomplished artwork which, like the writing, harks back to more innocent times when (perhaps) most children grew up knowing their birds and really would get into trouble for disobeying Mummy.
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Roald Dahl is one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors. Born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents, he was a mischievous child and was always in trouble at school.

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Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham live in Exmouth, Devon, in a house not too far from the sea. Elspeth writes in a room on the ground floor while Mal writes in the attic. Sometimes they meet in the middle to write books like this one. It is Elspeth who finds the seeds the stories grow...

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