Babbit by Lydia Monks


Written by Lydia Monks
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

Best-selling author/illustrator Lydia Monks has a gift for entertaining and dramatic picture books. Babbit, a lovely Blue Rabbit, is happily enjoying a picnic when it is captured by the Witchy One and tied to a tree ready for being chopped into pieces and popped in the cauldron! Will Big and Little One be able to rescue him in time? A great adventure with a perfect tingle of excitement.


Babbit by Lydia Monks

Meet Babbit, a garrulous toy bunny who has a startling adventure - that he can't stop rabbiting on about! Picnics, piggy-in-the-middle and evading capture by monsters are all in a day's work for this talkative carrot-lover. But how will his flipperty-floppity day end? This is a stunning new direction for internationally acclaimed illustrator, Lydia Monks.


'Fanciful, quirky illustrations are sheer delight, making this a unique and totally covetable book that sits at the very top of the everyday book pile and smacks of exceptional. Love it.' Kids Book Review

'Babbit is a great picture book for preschoolers - it is a great little adventure, with a familiar setting and characters and will be reminiscent of many of their playtimes. Supported by some great artwork, this is sure to be a hit with little readers.' Library Mice blog

About the Author

Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks lives with her husband and two daughters in Sheffield. Her favourite subjects at school were Art, English and R.E. She then went to Kingston University, where she studied for a degree in Illustration. A keen Irish dancer, she wins trophies at the weekend. She also enjoys going to aerobics, watching films and visiting friends. Lydia lists her favourite food as ice-cream, and her extravagance as buying a cornflake cake at the bakers when she only went in to buy a loaf of bread!

Things you didn't know about Lydia Monks:

1. She has ginger hair.
2. She goes to tango classes.
3. She has a sister called Julie who also illustrates children’s books.
4. She doesn’t have any pets but would like some.
5. She always talks to cats in the street.
6. She listens to the radio all day while she works.
7. She has won medals and trophies for Irish dancing.
8. She used to have an old, green car that was born in the 1970s, which people used to laugh at.
9. She uses teeny, weeny brushes to work with.
10. She has a husband who is also an illustrator.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

1st August 2011




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