Lewis Clowns Around by Lynne Rickards

Lewis Clowns Around

Written by Lynne Rickards
Illustrated by Gabby Grant
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series

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A charming and hilarious rhyming picture book about a young misfit puffin who learns that it's not just okay to be different but that it's also possible to overcome his fears too. The story is brought to life with colourful, characterful illustrations by Gabby Grant.

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Lewis Clowns Around by Lynne Rickards

Poor Lewis hates being a puffin. His brother Harris is great at catching fish, flying and doing puffin things, but Lewis just doesn't fit in. He longs for a different life, far away from the crashing waves and tall cliffs of the Firth of Forth. But what else can a puffin do? Then, 'Eureka!' Lewis finds the answer, and heads off to the circus to become a clown. He meets many incredible creatures: Carla Koala, Zorro the Highwire Cat, the Flying Blue Monkeys and Daredevil Pat. But when his act goes terribly wrong, can Lewis overcome his fears, find some confidence and save the day?


'...Lewis Clowns Around is a heartwarming story of finding one's place in life. The rhyming text and colourful illustrations make this a very appealing book for young readers.'

'Fantastic rhyming text that really draws children into the story.'

... The illustrations are colourful and fun... -- Angela Lepper, School Librarian

About the Author

Lynne Rickards

Lynne Rickards was born in Ottawa, Canada but now lives in Glasgow's West End with her family. She first started as an illustrator in her twenties but then decided to go back to University to study French. It wasn't until her forties that she discovered how much she liked writing.

Lynne's children are her main inspiration alongside her editor and agent. Her son is the model for Jack in 'Jack's Bed' because he hates going to bed but loves jumping on it! Lynne is particularly fond also of Jack's spotty leopard with gleaming eyes.

She describes herself as warm, open and fun!

To relax Lynne enjoys reading, making plasticine creatures with her daughter and snuggling with her son to watch Pingu.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

22nd September 2011




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