Froggy Went a Hopping by Alan Durant


Froggy Went a Hopping by Alan Durant

Spirals is the next step up from ZigZag and introduces children to longer stories. Each title tells an exciting tale, with illustrations. Very new readers might tackle a chapter at a time, while more independent readers would be happy to read a complete story in one sitting. Froggy is one hoppy frog! In fact, he's so hoppy he wants to share the feeling with the whole wide world. But what's this? No-one else wants to be hoppy? Poor Froggy! Until, that is, he meets one special person...

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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32 pages
Interest Age: 7 yrs+


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Publication date

27th July 2007



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