Clare County Library
Book Promotions
Home | Search Library Catalogue | Foto: Clare Photo Collection | Search this Website | Copyright Notice

From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


Jigsaw Stew by Conor McHale
Published by The O’Brien Press Ltd., 2000
ISBN 0-86278-688-6
Illustrations © Conor McHale, 2000

Times are hard for the MacAnoolie family. The severe snows have left them without food. The resourceful Mrs MacAnoolie can make a meal out of all kinds of everything – furniture, bicycles, books to name just a few of her favourite ingredients.

Jigsaw Stew by Conor McHale

But when she makes a jigsaw stew to feed the family she discovers that being resourceful isn’t always good. Using his trousers, a branch from a tree, and a strong gust of wind, Jack and Doctor Mulgrew save the day.

Jigsaw Stew is one of the O’Brien Flyers series for children who can read confidently alone. Some elements of the totally farcical story will remind children of their own families, particularly brothers whose sisters drive them crazy! Hilarious pictures complement an equally funny text, with an added surprise for young readers on the last page.

<< From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Families