My Friend Nigel by Jo Hodgkinson


My Friend Nigel by Jo Hodgkinson

When Billy rescues Nigel the snail from his parents' pongy magic spells, they become great friends. Billy's parents don't understand the friendship, and try to tempt Billy by conjuring up other weird and wonderful pets. The problem is that they've never been very good at magic...


The Talent Show has been much admired and My Friend Nigel is another to please. The School Librarian Exuberant illustrations perfectly complement the pacey rhyming text. Quirky characters are a delight and the riotous scenes are packed with amusing details and visual jokes. There is excitement at every turn of the page. Books for Keeps ***** REVIEW Vivaciously illustrated and full of colour, energy, rhyme, animals and magic, this is a story with all the right ingredients to make it a favourite. EYE The Talent Show has been much admired and My Friend Nigel is another to please. The School Librarian

About the Author

Jo Hodgkinson studied Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. She won first prize in the Emerging Talent category of Cheltenham Illustration Awards celebrating narrative illustration. Following several years teaching Art at Istanbul International Community School, Jo has returned to the UK and is currently living in Worcester.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Jo Hodgkinson
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Publication date

3rd January 2013



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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