Minty And Tink by Emma Chichester Clark
  

Minty And Tink

Written by Emma Chichester Clark

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The importance of a special toy is perfectly captured in this passionate story about how a toy can be ‘real’. When searching for a birthday present for her baby brother, Minty finds a tiny toy bear who can talk. Instantly, the two become the very best of friends. How will Minty be able to give Tink to her little brother? Mum says that she must but luckily, in the nick of time, Tink is saved for Minty and the future looks bright for the two companions.

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Minty And Tink by Emma Chichester Clark

Minty is delighted - she has found her very own talking toy bear called Tink! But Tink is to be a present for her baby brother, so she must think of a way to save him for herself. After all, Tink picked her, and he is afraid the baby might eat him! Will Minty be able to save him, or will she lose him forever?

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The pictures have Emma Chichester Clark's wonderful subtlety of colour and Minty has the most expressive eyes possible. Carousel The clarity and domestic observation of the illustrations...make this a book to pore over and reread. The Sunday Times The importance of a special toy is perfectly captured in this passionate story about how a toy can be 'real'. Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids This is a delightful book, beautifully paced in part graphic novel format, nicely designed and printed on a mat paper that enhances Chichester Clark's warm but understated colours. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets.

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

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Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: To 5

Author

Emma Chichester Clark
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

5th March 2009

ISBN

9781842707203

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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