Collins Big Cat: Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze: Band 08/Purple by Alan Durant


Collins Big Cat: Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze: Band 08/Purple by Alan Durant

Walking through the forest one moonlit night, Buzz and his dog Bingo find a sign pointing to a Monster Party. It sounds like fun - but first they have to find their way through the Monster Maze, meeting Count Dracula, a werewolf, a troll and a mummy along the way. *Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. * Text type - A humorous story. * The maze on pages 22 and 23 reminds readers of the mosters Buzz and Bingo have met on their way to the party. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices. * Buzz and Bingo in the Monster Maze is one of two stories by Alan Durant about Buzz and Bingo in the Collins Big Cat reading programme. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

5th January 2005



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