A Little Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

A Little Paper Caper

Written by Oliver Jeffers

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A thrilling tale of mystery, crime, a forest, paper planes and a bear who wanted to win! A specially adapted board book edition of Oliver Jeffers' original whodunit The Great Paper Caper.


A Little Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

There was once a forest where everyone was contentedly going about their business. All was well until the strangest thing suddenly started happening. Without any warning, branches started disappearing from trees.

Something would have to be done, everyone agreed - everyone that is, except for someone who was acting very mysteriously indeed.


Praise for The Great Paper Caper:

Distinctive, quirky ...a real winner. Irish Independent

Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:

Mouth-wateringly irresistible The Guardian

Praise for Lost and Found:

`An uplifting story...pictures of such spare beauty...suffused with a dreamlike quality. Independent Online

Praise for How to Catch a Star:

`The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding. Telegraph

`Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good. The Bookseller

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

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Board book
30 pages
Interest Age: From 0 to 3 years


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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

25th January 2018




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