The Big Fib by Ros Asquith

The Big Fib

Written by Ros Asquith
Illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick

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Interest Age 5-8 When is a fib not a fib, asks Ros Asquith in this wise and funny little story for Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series. Robbie is six, and still learning how the world of grown-ups works. He loves his Uncle Poached Egg and believes all his stories of mermaids and pirates. Told that his uncle is a fibber, he decides to follow in his footsteps: he tells his mum he’s going to a friends for tea after school but instead goes to play by the burn. When his mum realises he’s missing, panic breaks out. All ends well though Robbie has a soaking in the burn. Robbie’s eye-view of the world is beautifully expressed though Ros Asquith’s words and Mairi Hedderwick’s lovely colour illustrations. One of Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series the book is accessible to all children, including those with dyslexia.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.


The Big Fib by Ros Asquith

A charming story set on a Scottish island about one boy and a fib that gets out of control...

Robbie's been spending lots of time with Uncle Poached Egg who has the bad habit of exaggerating a lot of his stories. When Robbie gets caught up in a fib of his own, it's bound to spell trouble! Light-hearted tale about the dangers of telling fibs with full colour illustrations from Katie Morag creator, Mairi Hedderwick.

High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.

About the Author

Ros Asquith

Ros Asquith contributes a regular cartoon feature to The Guardian and achieved fame world wide for her Teenage Worrier books (realistic and funny explorations of teen problems and how to solve them) and the Trixie Tempest books aimed at the "tween" market of readers between the ages of nine and twelve. Her book Letters from an Alien Schoolboy was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize and The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, won the School Libraries Association Prize.

An honours graduate of Camberwell Art School, Asquith worked in graphic design and mural painting before moving into cartooning in the 1980s. She has also served as a theatre critic for several English periodicals. Since 1990 she has been well established as a cartoonist, author, and illustrator.

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96 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th March 2015




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