The No-No Bird by Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters
  

The No-No Bird

Written by Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters
Illustrated by Jim Coplestone

3+ readers   
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An encouraging story for all parents and toddlers stuck in the ‘No!’ phase. Setting out one day the No-No bird – called for the one word he always uses – discovers the dangers of always saying “No!” and learns instead the benefits of saying “Yes!” A bouncy rhyming text is matched by bold and attractive illustrations.

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The No-No Bird by Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters

No-No Bird's favourite word is NO! In fact, he likes saying it to everyone. NO, he won't play with Little Mouse; NO he won't climb trees with Squirrel. Then he meets Snake and learns that Snake's favourite food is No-No Bird. Can No-No Bird escape from a sticky end by changing his favourite word to YES?

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The lovely rhyming text should appeal to the slightly younger children who just love to say 'NO'! Nursery World Just the book for No-No toddlers Irish Examiner A beautiful rhyming book with a moral. This book should be on the shelves of all young children who love to say NO! Through his adventures The No-No Bird learns that by saying No he misses out on many things and after a near escape develops a new favourite word. This book provides many opportunities for parents and practitioners to discuss manners and positive attitudes with children. Within a primary school setting it would fit nicely into many of the Reception SEAL units. Most importantly, it is a simple story that children will enjoy joining in with. www.writeaway.org.uk A winner if you're stuck in that phase where every question you ask elicits a negative. The No-No Bird changes his catchphrase when he discovers that no one wants to play with him. Oh, and he nearly gets eaten by a snake. The latter fate is unlikely to befall your little one, but the message may hit home. Independent on Sunday Young readers will enjoy Andrew and Polly Peters

's homely, well-designed illustrations. Adults will enjoy the chance to highlight the moral message of what can happen when children just say NO and nothing else. School Librarian A lovely book. Child Care'

About the Author

Andrew Fusek Peters is an Anglo Czech poet, author, anthologist, storyteller, didgeridoo player, broadcaster and creative writing tutor. He has written and edited over 30 books for Hodder-Wayland, Harper Collins, Ginn, Narefoot Books, Bloodaxe and Evans. These books include Poems with attitude, Sadderday and Funday and May the Angels Be With Us.

Andrew and his collaborator Polly Peters, an English and Drama teacher, are no strangers to poetry and novels but this appears to be their first venture into the "poetry novel".

Crash was published in 2004. Andrew and Polly both live in Shropshire. The rural area influenced the novel. The story is set in the countryside, and speeding is the main theme - trying to make young people aware of the dangers of speed, and importance of road safety.

It's a long way from Enid Blyton.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Andrew Fusek Peters, Polly Peters
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

15th May 2008

ISBN

9781845078102

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