Brian the Lion Goes into Space by Tracey Radford

Brian the Lion Goes into Space

Written by Tracey Radford

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A charming tale of adventure and exploration, which will inspire young readers to get crafting and storytelling. Brian the Lion loves space. He dreams of adventures on Mars and finds life on the plain (the lying around and the snoring) boring. So when the other lions buy him a DIY rocket kit he’s thrilled. He blasts off, landing on a moon near Saturn and makes friends with the gnomes who live there before flying back home to his family. The friendly characters and backdrops too are all created from painted paper plates, cardboard tubes and the like, stuff we all have in our homes, and the book will inspire children to make their own characters and tell their own stories. You’ll find instructions on author Tracey Radford’s website ~ Andrea Reece


Brian the Lion Goes into Space by Tracey Radford

Brian the lion is tired of hanging out with his pride - all they do is sleep all day long. While they snooze, Brian gazes at the stars, dreaming of going into space. He can't believe it when his loved ones, tired of his moaning, present him with a DIY rocket so that he can fulfil his dream. Zoom - he's off! After looping the loop, Brian soon lands on a moon near Saturn and meets small green gnomes who make him rainbow-coloured food and speak in a strange language, and their dragon Norris. Though things are exciting for a while, Brian is soon missing home, even the boring bits. What will Brian do? Will he stay in his new space home or return to his pride?

Featuring one of craft expert Tracey Radford's adorable animal creations, Brian the Lion Goes into Space is a sweet tale, with a wonderful moral message, that will be loved by young children.

About the Author

Tracey Radford is a successful crafter and mum of three. She is the author of Make Your Own Zoo, Make Your Own Farm Animals and the Animal Fun! series of board books, also published by CICO books. She lives in Herefordshire.

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32 pages


Tracey Radford
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CICO Books an imprint of Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd

Publication date

19th March 2018




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