Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza by Holly Clifton-Brown

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Annie Hoot was a kind but scatty little owl. She lived in a tree house deep in the woods. She was always coming up with new ideas for things to do and her latest craze was knitting. But unfortunately, the other owls don't appreciate her wonderful knitted clothes, so she sets off round the world to find other animals who will.


Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza by Holly Clifton-Brown


Annie is a lovely character. Many of our testers identified with her friends! Red House Children's Book Award, Top 10 A wonderfully entertaining story about trying something new, and daring to be different. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids 'It's wonderful to see traditional crafts being portrayed in a modern story for children. Hugely enjoyable.

About the Author

Holly Clifton-Brown

Holly was born in London, but has travelled widely around Africa and Asia. She now lives in Bristol. Her favourite books include How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers and Emily Gravett's picture books, in particular her lastest release, Dogs. Holly enjoys pottery, takes regular classes and one day hopes to have her own pottery studio and small shop/gallery.

Holly attended Chelsea School of Art Media and Design and Bristol UWE Faculty of Art Media and Design. Her first picture book, Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza, is published by Andersen Press in 2010.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Holly Clifton-Brown
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd July 2010




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.

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