Tom and Pippo and the vacuum cleaner ISBN: 9780333738771
Published by Campbell Books, 1998
The noise of the vacuum cleaner can be really frightening to young children, and so it is to Tom and Pippo, his toy monkey. Of course, Tom says it is really Pippo who is afraid. Tom encourages him to have a closer look, and soon they are pretending the vacuum hose is an elephant's trunk, and all is well. It's always useful to be able to blame your fears on your favourite toy! A sturdy board book with Oxenbury's wonderfully expressive pictures, this should be a real help to children who are finding loud noises a problem.