Collins Big Cat -- I Want a Pet!: Band 05/Green, Volume 5

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Collins, Jan 1, 2005 - Pets - 23 pages
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Would you like to find out who inspired the famous children s book character, Percy the Park Keeper? The author and illustrator who created him, Nick Butterworth, invites us into his home to show us how he works, from the first spark of an idea to the published book.

Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters.

Text type - A non-fiction recount.

Pages 14-15 show three stages of Nick drafting an illustration of Percy, ideal for exploring ideas, preparation and editing/planning within children s own work.

Curriculum links - Art and design: Building shapes and patterns, an event in pictorial form.

This fascinating non-fiction book can be read alongside Nick s other titles for Collins Big Cat, Percy and the Rabbit, and Percy and the Badger."

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About the author (2005)

Kay Umansky was born in Plymouth, England on December 6, 1946. She trained as a teacher and taught in primary schools for numerous years. She also acted and played music including performing in a soul band with her husband. Her first book, a collection of songs called Phantasmagoria, was published in 1985. She received the 1993 Nottinghamshire Book Award for Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year, the 1999 Times Educational Supplement Junior Music Book Award for Three Rapping Rats, and the 2008 Stockton Book of the Year for Clover Twig and the Incredible Flying Cottage. In 2004, the Pongwiffy series was adapted for television by the animation company Telemagination.

Sarah Horne is a talented young illustrator with a weak spot for a good story and a nice cup of coffee! She graduated from Falmouth college of Art in 2001 and completed her Maters at Kingston University. Sarah lives in London.

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