First Day Band 06/Orange by Kes Gray

First Day Band 06/Orange

Written by Kes Gray
Illustrated by Corky Paul
Part of the Collins Big Cat Series


First Day Band 06/Orange by Kes Gray

It's Flynn's first day at school and he's nervous about making a mistake. An amusing story unfolds as Flynn's parents recount the mistakes others have made: Police officer Julie Nick gave a robber an ice cream and Ned Mutton tried to milk the chickens. Convinced he won't do anything so silly, Flynn walks out of the house still wearing his pyjamas! * Orange/ Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type - A humorous story with a familiar setting. * A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 provides a pictorial summary of the eight funny accounts. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; People who help us. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

About the Author

Kes Gray

In a career spanning twenty years Kes Gray has written many television advertising campaigns, most notably for Carling Black Label, Prudential and NSPCC.

Kes loves to write and in 1997 a one month sabbatical produced his first and most acclaimed picture book to date, Eat Your Peas. Published in 2000 it became the first picture book in ten years to win the coveted overall prize at the 2001 Federation of Childrens Book Awards. The same year it won the overall prize at Sheffield, was picture book category winner at Stockport and the Experian Big 3 Awards. In 2002 Eat Your Peas was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. He is also the author for Oi Frog! and titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series - all illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Kes Gray was noted by the Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. Billy Bucket was winner of the Red House C hildren's Book Award for Younger Readers. Kes lives in Essex with his wife and children.

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24 pages


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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st February 2018



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