Time to Read: We Have Lift-Off! by Sean Taylor

Time to Read: We Have Lift-Off!

Written by Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Part of the Time to Read Series

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A lovely story of animals versus humans told in words and wonderfully colourful pictures on every page. These Time to Read titles are perfect as a bridge between picture books and chapter books. Created in consultation with literacy specialist, Prue Goodwin, this edition contains the complete story, re-designed to help support children who are gaining confidence in reading.


Time to Read: We Have Lift-Off! by Sean Taylor

Mr Tanner the farmer pollutes his farm and mistreats his animals, leading them to stage a rebellion. They build an intergalactic space rocket to take them up into the clean, clear skies, far away from those who are polluting the planet. First a chicken, then a clever rabbit, and lastly a calm sheep, are chosen for test flights. But each time something goes wrong and the rocket returns to Earth. The animals don't know what to do. But then Farmer Tanner discovers the rocket and, determined to take it for his own, he zooms off into space, and is never seen again.

Click on the links below to see all four of the new Time to Read titles from Frances Lincoln Children's Books -

Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All!

The Grizzly Bear with the Frizzly Hair

We have Lift-Off!

Who Ate Auntie Iris?


'Highly entertaining' Irish Examiner

About the Author

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao and Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Visit Sean at www.seantaylorstories.com

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013




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