Don't Forget the Bacon!

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Harper Collins, May 26, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages

As he sets out for the store, the boy's mother reminds him, "Six farm eggs, a cake for tea, a pound of pears, and don't forget the bacon."

On his way, he repeats, "Six fat legs...a cape for me...a flight of stairs...and don't forget the bacon." Or was it "six clothes pegs...a rake for leaves...a pile of chairs...and don't forget the bacon"?

Well, at least he was sure to remember the bacon!


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User Review  - Annalisebradshaw - LibraryThing

This story is about a boy that is sent out to the story to get 4 different items, including bacon. On the walk to the story, the boy comes across many things that make him forget what was on his list. He returns to his mother and he had forgotten the bacon! Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica5858 - LibraryThing

A boy is sent to the market, his mother gives tells him 4 items to buy and while he is walking he starts to get his list mixed up! Eventually he is able to make it to the market, he re-organizes his ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Pat Hutchins, one of seven children, was born in Yorkshire, England, and grew up in the surrounding countryside, which she still loves. At a very early age she knew that she wanted to be an artist and was encouraged by an elderly couple who would give her a chocolate bar for each picture she drew. A local art school offered her a scholarship and she studied there for three years, continuing her training at Leeds College of Art, where she specialized in illustration. Her career in the children's book field began with the highly acclaimed Rosie's Walk, a 1968 ALA Notable Book. Since then she has written five novels and created more than twenty-five picture books. She was awarded England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 1974 for The Wind Blew. Pat Hutchins lives with her husband in London, England.

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