Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe by Jonathan Meres

Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe

Written by Jonathan Meres
Illustrated by Hannah Coulson

5+ readers   7+ readers   Little Gems   
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Interest Age 5-8

In a nutshell: granny always knows best

Priya and her grandma swap jokes, stories and memories over ice-cream at the market café. Priya’s parents have a stall at the market and she loves it there, roaming round on her own or with her friends, checking out the displays on the other stalls and sharing the news with her Nana-ji. Her parents are despondent when a new pet stall opens, it’s competition for their own, and they’re even more worried when they hear of a new retail park, but Nana-ji has seen it all before and is totally relaxed: everything will be fine. This funny, gentle, reassuring story is a lovely tribute to age and experience, and to the special relationship between child and grandparent. Lovely to read it’s lovely to look at too, filled with Hannah Coulson’s warm, lively illustrations. Andrea Reece

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

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Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe by Jonathan Meres

Priya loves helping out at the stall her family have run for donkey's years. But one day she meets Stan. His dad sells everything from dog treats to fish tanks - just like the Sharma family! Priya is horrified, but Nana-ji is on hand to offer lessons on the balance sheet of life.

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

About the Author

Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres was born in Nottingham and spent many years sailing the seven seas as a merchant seaman. He gave it up to be a rock star but ended up being an ice cream van driver and comedian instead. As a comedian he won the Time Out award and in the '90s was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival. As a writer he is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his bestselling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, with over 800,000 copies sold in UK. He has also been a World Book Day Author. Jonathan lives in Edinburgh with his wife and children.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 8 years


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Publication date

15th October 2017




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