Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice by Christopher Wormell


Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice by Christopher Wormell

One day a small scruffy bear meets six terrified white mice; they're scared of the dark forest and all the predatory creatures that live there, including an owl, a fox and a slithery snake...But never fear, Scruffy Bear has all kinds of ingenious ideas about how to keep them safe!

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Despite his name, Scruffy actually looks like a rather cute, cuddlesome bear - and he's certainly got a kind heart ... Using a quick wit and guile, this is a tale of the triumph of the little people Junior Magazine Chris Wormell can do no wrong: his books are beautifully conceived ... Children will follow the tale with excitement and relief -- Kate Kellaway Observer Children will delight in the clever ways Scruffy Bear comes up with ideas to disguise the six white mice ... Verbal play and storytelling will captivate and enchant young readers South Wales Evening Post Amusing picture book with really cute illustrations -- Debbie Williams Primary Times With his wonderful illustrations and charming characters, Chris Wormell honors everyone who has had to be brave and quick thinking under difficult circumstances Through the Looking Glass

About the Author

Christopher Wormell

Christopher Wormell was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in 1955. On leaving school in 1973 he studied painting with his father while working at numerous temporary of part time jobs.

In 1982, inspired by the work of Thomas Bewick, Reynolds Stone and Charles Tunnicliffe among others, he took up wood engraving. He became a full time illustrator in 1984 and began writing and illustrating his own picture books in 1999.

Recent work includes a stamp design for the Royal Mail millennium set, Neighbourhood Watch images for the Metropolitan Police Force, package designs for Waitrose and a billboard poster campaign for Adnams Beer.

His most recent book is The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit, published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in 2004.

His work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum (1998), The Fouts and Fowler Gallery, London (1990) and The Artworks Gallery, London (1994).

Christopher Wormell lives in North London with his wife, Mary and three children: Jack, Daisy and Eliza.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

5th January 2012



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