Storytime: When I Grow Up... by Gill McClean

Storytime: When I Grow Up...

Written by Gill McClean
Illustrated by Gill McClean

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A really fun story about growing up to share with your young child. Children will begin to think what they might want to be when they grow up as they join Fergus, the little pup, as he asks lots of other dogs what he should be. All the answers are different - obedient, friendly, helpful and lots more suggestions too but when he gets home his mother tells him there is one particularly important one...

This is part of our successfull series Storytime which includes What's the Time Wilfred Wolf by Jessica Barrah.

Beautifully illustrated, this series introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories. Discussion points for parents and teachers are also included.


Storytime: When I Grow Up... by Gill McClean

Fergus is only a little pup, but what should he be when he grows up? His friends all have different ideas and it seems there's a lot more to being a dog than he first thought! Who will help him decide what to be?


This is a charming book for young audience which aims to answer some of the big questions that they will have about growing up. (...) The illustrations are bright and lively, really bringing the story alive and the book has a series of questions at the end that can be used with a group of young children. Carousel Without a doubt, Nursery and KS1 pupils will be drawn to it like a magnet. -- Angela Redfern School Librarian This tale is just super cute! I was taken aback a bit by how relevant it is for some readers. Nayu's Reading Corner 'A realy fun story about growing up to share with your young child...Beautifully illustrated, this series introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories.

About the Author

GILL MCLEAN worked as a children's book designer before turning to illustration work. She is the illustrator of several popular children's books, including the QED Storytime Blast Off! Her fun animal characters and beautiful painting style make her illustrations unique.

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24 pages


Gill McClean
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QED Publishing

Publication date

6th April 2015




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