Can I Come Too? by Brian Patten
  

Can I Come Too?

Written by Brian Patten
Illustrated by Nicola Bayley

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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Award-winning Nicola Bayley’s stunning illustrations of animals from the tiny mouse, who leads an expedition of curious friends on a great adventure, to the enormous whale ‘the biggest creature in the world’ who is their find, captivate readers as they follow this delightful and satisfying ‘building’ story. Brian Patten’s lyrical text tells the story of how a brave little mouse needs nothing more than curiosity and courage to set out on a big adventure. The frog, the otter, the kingfisher, the dog and the tiger, among others, all join him and are equally rewarded by their find.

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Synopsis

Can I Come Too? by Brian Patten

A very small mouse decided it wanted to have a very big adventure. I'll go and find the biggest creature in the world, it thought. Along the way it meets many different animals and when at last they find the biggest creature, the little mouse feels a great sense of achievement....young children will share in the little mouse's sense of empowerment at the end of the story.

Wonderfully illustrated by Nicola Bayley whose acclaimed picture books include The Mousehole Cat and The Big Snuggle-up.

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Bayley's pictures are characteristically painstaking and gentle, softly lit, finely worked and pretty. THE SUNDAY TIMES

About the Author

Brian Patten

Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include ‘Love Poems’, ‘Storm Damage’, and ‘Grinning Jack’. His work for children includes the poetry collections ‘Gargling with Jelly’ and ‘Thawing Frozen Frogs’ as well as plays and the award-winning novel ‘Mr Moon’s Last Case’.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Brian Patten
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Author's Website

www.brianpatten.co.uk/

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd April 2014

ISBN

9781849397599

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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.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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