Making Books

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HarperCollins Publishers, Jan 5, 2005 - Books - 24 pages

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.

* This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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About the author (2005)

Nick Butterworth was born April 15, 1946 in Britain. He is a British children's author and illustrator. He was educated at the Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park. He left home to work as an apprentice as a typographical designer with the National Children's Home before working at Crosby Fletcher Forbes (the forerunner of design agency Pentagram) and then leaving to become a freelance graphic designer in partnership with fellow long-standing friend and children's writer and illustrator, Mick Inkpen. Their published collaborations include 'Just Like Jasper', 'Jasper's Beanstalk', 'The Sports Day', 'The Nativity Play' and 'Wonderful Earth'. His works include several books about Percy the Park Keeper, the first of which was entitled One Snowy Night. Percy also appeared in his own animated television series. He has written and illustrated other children's books including Thud!, The Whisperer - Winner of the Nestle Prize 2005, and two books about Q Pootle 5, a space-dweller whose friends include Oopsy and Planet Dave, and Tiger. Nick Butterworth is also a founding partner of Snapper Productions which is producing the animated series of his best-selling books Q Pootle 5.

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