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Created: 30th November, 2017

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

Author: Andy Stanton
Illustrator: Neal Layton
Publisher: Hodder

Danny and Frannie McGee head down to the sea with earth changing consequences. A hilarious rhyming text, with many unexpected twists and turns, demonstrates how Danny drinks all of the sea and then meets many other ingestive challenges. Full of phonically irregular rhymes for McGee (pea/ski/TV) that are fun to play with. Neal Layton’s illustrations, which combine cartoon style drawing with collage and photographs, extend the humour. The pattern of the story evokes the traditional song ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly’ and the Danish folk tale ‘The Fat Cat’.