Vikings in the Supermarket by Nick Sharratt

Vikings in the Supermarket

Written by Nick Sharratt
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Part of the Dfbees Series

5+ readers   7+ readers   Poetry    
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The Lovereading4Kids comment

Six bouncy poems each of which is richly illustrated by award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt. Burt, Cora, Charlie, Selwin, Ida and Quentin are the six Vikings let loose on a delightful shopping spree in a supermarket in the title poem. More reflective is The Mermaid and the Shoe. What would a mermaid do with a shoe? There are lots of watery ideas from using it as a little sailing boat to wearing it as a hat! The Tidy Pirate gives pirates an entertaining brush up while Fangsalot imagines what would happen if a vampire bat bit a cat, a cat bit a cow, a cow bit a horse – and so on! ~ Julia Eccleshare


Vikings in the Supermarket by Nick Sharratt

Fantastic fun for all Nick Sharratt fans! Six funny poems to read aloud, with colourful, bold illustrations to appeal to all children. Six Vikings on a shopping trip, one tartan-patterned cat, a clever little mermaid, a naughty vampire bat, the queen who's really fond of green, the pirate Tidy Clyde, open up this jolly book and meet them all inside!

Six Vikings on a shopping trip,

One tartan-patterned cat,

A clever little mermaid,

A naughty vampire bat,

A queen who’s really fond of green,

The pirate Tidy Clyde,

Open up this jolly book and meet them all inside!

About the Author

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt is an established illustrator who lives and works in Brighton. He has won many awards including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award (1996, 1997, 2000 and 2001), the Red House Children’s Book Award (1997, 2001 and 2003), the Smarties Book Prize (2000), the Kate Greenaway Medal (2003) and the Blue Peter Award (2003).

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Nick Sharratt’s big and bold illustrations leap off the page and delight very young readers with their cheerful simplicity. The sounds of lots of different noises are celebrated in Toddle Waddle as a toddler takes a simple stroll to the end of the pier and lots of others follow, greedy animals tuck into delicious plates of food at the lovely meal where manners don’t matter in Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose.

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32 pages


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Publication date

3rd March 2016




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