First Adventures of Fidget and Quilly by Mike Haines, David Melling


First Adventures of Fidget and Quilly by Mike Haines, David Melling

Four different adventures for our friends Fidget the racoon and Quilly the porcupine. Get muddy in 'Find a Frog', try out their new tricycle in 'Go too fast', choose your favourite sound in 'make a noise' and see how they catch a rainbow in a jam jar in 'catch rainbows'! Fidget and Quilly are the stars of the popular Count Down to Bedtime, and its equally popular sequel Are you Ready? This collection from the range of delightful board books makes the stories available in a lovely hardback gift format.


Praise for 'Count Down to Bedtime': Absolutely enchanting Junior Times The characters are irresistible The Children's Bookseller These four short stories are a lovely introduction to the engaging friends. Angels and Urchins

About the Author

David Melling was born in Oxford where his father was a sculptor. He lived in Italy for some time and is now married with a baby daughter. Mike Haines is best-known for his design, paper-engineering and production talents. He was born and raised in Nottingham, went to Art School in London, then joined a retail group which is now 'Books etc,' becoming buyer for the group. He joined Penguin as a Special Sales Director, then left to form his own business.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 99


Mike Haines, David Melling
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Publication date

13th November 2003



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