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What joy, to see a new publication from this dynamic duo! (See also their titles The Great White Maneating Shark and The Three Legged Cat.) We can count on Mahy to bring us the bizarre. She has such a poetic yet wonderfully wacky way with words matched perfectly by Allen's highly entertaining illustrations. The reader opens the book, and is intrigued by the endpaper showing a colourful map, marking Muffin's Corner Shop beside a lumpy bumpy jungle track. Here the adventure begins, with Mr Minky endeavouring to deliver home 'a double-dipchocolate-chip-and-cherry ice cream with rainbow twinkles and choppednut sprinkles' for his son. Simply delicious! Off he goes on his bicycle, down the lumpy bumpy jungle track. How he outwits the many hungry predators en route is revealed page by amazing page, and the accumulative wording as he and the ice cream are chased through the jungle is pure delight. A book to seek out!