Here Comes Frankie! by Tim Hopgood

Here Comes Frankie!

Written by Tim Hopgood
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Tim Hopgood is a rising picture book star who is fast winning acclaim for his unique and bold style. Frankie is a quiet boy. He lives on a quiet street, with his quiet parents and his quiet dog and cat. But when Frankie decides to learn the trumpet, the most incredible things happen! Colours, shapes and smells appear and everything begins to change. It looks as though life for quiet Frankie will never be quite the same . . .

Winner of the Best Emerging Illustrator, Booktrust Early Years Awards 2008


Here Comes Frankie! by Tim Hopgood


Wonderfully warm, cheerful and eloquent ... a treat Financial Times Gloriously uplifting Daily Mail Truly inspired and infectiously optimistic -- this book is irresistible Carousel Musical magic on the page ... fantastic! Booktrust

About the Author

Tim Hopgood

Tim Hopgood lives with his wife, children and cats in North Yorkshire. He is a graduate of Kingston University and worked for twenty years in graphic design and freelance illustration. Tim’s first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published by Macmillan in 2006 and he has gone on to publish a number of successful picture books including Tip Tap went the Crab and WOW said the Owl.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood’s illustrations are also full of warmth. The enchanting owl, waking up as night falls, gives a beautiful introduction to colours in Wow! Said the Owl while a chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab. A Dog Called Rod is a wonderful fantasy about owning a dog even though dad says dogs are noisy, messy and expensive! Full of life as the pages shimmer, Here Comes Frankie is also full of noise as Frankie’s life is transformed when he starts to play the trumpet. There’s lots of noise and energy too as the gloriously strokable sofa takes off on an unusual adventure in Our Big Blue Sofa.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

24th September 2015




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