Tilly the Tadpole by Tony Earnshaw
  

Synopsis

Tilly the Tadpole by Tony Earnshaw

Tilly the tadpole is a sympathetic character - a youngster frustrated by the restrictions of youth and keen to explore further afield. As Tilly grows into a frog, a wider world becomes accessible, but the pond remains home. Told in rhyming couplets, Katie Brent's wonderful realisation of Tilly at each stage of development will enable young readers to identify with our hero and understand both the tug of exploration and the security of home. The appeal is in the impact of the illustrations, the identification with Tilly, and the simplicity of the story allied to the familiarity of Tilly's aspirations and experiences. A charming children's picture book, Tilly the Tadpole is suitable for children aged 2 to 6 years old. Writer Tony, who is Katie's uncle, is inspired by Roger McGough and Brian Patten's poems. The book started out simply as a poem for children but the reaction from a variety of readers was so positive that the idea of making it into a book was formed, says Tony of his motivation to write Tilly the Tadpole.

About the Author

TONY EARNSHAW is an award-winning playwright with three collections of poetry to his credit. His plays have been staged in London, the South East and Edinburgh and one is about to enjoy a three-week run in New York. Inspired by the arrival of grandchildren, he has started to write for children as well as adults. KATIE BRENT has produced many artworks for a London-based art consultancy as well as holding her first solo exhibition in Bridport last year. Katie has also had a number of private commissions working mainly in fast-drying oils. She has taught art at the local secondary school and is currently teaching art full-time at the secondary school in Beaminster.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
16 pages
Interest Age: From 2

Author

Tony Earnshaw
More books by Tony Earnshaw

Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
www.troubador.co.uk

Publication date

1st May 2012

ISBN

9781780881300


LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools