Coconut Comes to School by Berlie Doherty


Coconut Comes to School by Berlie Doherty

Coconut comes to school every day. HEE-HAW! Coconut canters across the school meadow. Her hooves go TRIT TROT! Her ears go FLIP FLOP, FLIP FLOP! Her tail goes SWISH as she flicks at the flies. Coconut's here! the children laugh. The children love Coconut but Mr Clapper the teacher doesn't love her - he doesn't love her one bit, Go away Coconut! Go back home! Donkey's can't come to school! he shouts. The next day Mr Clapper brings a bag of carrots to school for he has a plan to make Coconut go away. But when Mr Clapper finds himself in trouble, he just might have to change his mind about Coconut...

About the Author

Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire

Q and A with Berlie Doherty

Q Where do you get your ideas from?

Q How long have you been writing books for?

Q Do you do other jobs as well?

Berlie's houseQ Do you have a special place where you write your books?

Q Why do you write?

Q Do you have any children? Pets?

Q How did you feel when you won the Carnegie medal for the first time?

Q When did you start writing poetry? And how do you feel when you write your poems? (Emily Smithson)

Q Why did you decide to become an author? (Jade)

Q How long do you spend writing your book? (Jonathan Stapleton)
A Requiem took me ten years to write! I also wrote six books for children and several plays at the same time. Children of Winter took me about two weeks—the story just fell out of my head on to the paper! But usually, a children’s novel takes about twelve months, a picture book about a day. But that doesn’t take account of the years spent thinking.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 7


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Publication date

3rd February 2003



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