Dad Nips! Band 01a Pink A/Band 08 Purple by Jane Clarke
  

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Dad Nips! Band 01a Pink A/Band 08 Purple by Jane Clarke

When Dan dips his net into a rock pool, he finds Nip. Will Dan successfully reunite Nip and Nip's dad? This beautifully illustrated story is written by Jane Clarke. *Collins Big Cat Phonics Progress books are specifically designed for struggling readers, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. This title has a text level of Band 1A / Pink A, which offers emergent readers very simple text supported by illustrations, and an interest level of Band 8 / Purple. *Text type: A humorous story *A story map on pages 14 to 15 enables children to recap the story and discuss each stage. *Curriculum links: Citizenship

About the Author

Jane Clarke

Jane Clarke is the talented author of over 80 books for young children, including the award-wining picture books Gilbert the Great, Knight Time and Stuck in the Mud.

Jane Clarke on Jane Clarke:

I live in Kent with my two Labradors, Bramble and Amber. The dogs love to swim in the sea, so I burn a lot of perfumed candles to stop our house from smelling of damp dog.

Thanks to my Mum and Dad, I had a very happy childhood in the English Midlands. Dad attached a trapeze to the branch of a tree in our garden, and my friends and I spent a lot of time hanging upside down pretending to be acrobats. There were always pets – mice, hamster, and guinea pigs, cats and dogs. For a long time, I thought my dog was my brother. My bedroom was stuffed full of fossils and shells.

My ideas come from my family and pets, my friends and their families, and from school. I often lose all track of time when I’m writing. Amber and Bramble have learned to bring me their leads, to remind me to take them out for a walk.

Most of my stories and poems are funny, because I love to laugh, but sometimes I write about sad things. The saddest thing in my life is my husband’s death. Martin was a lovely man, a great husband and Dad. Andy and Rob are now at university and Martin lives on in them, in our hearts, and in our happy memories.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
16 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Jane Clarke
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Author's Website

www.jane-clarke.co.uk/

Publisher

Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.collins.co.uk

Publication date

2nd September 2013

ISBN

9780007516230


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