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Nick Butterworth - Author

About the Author

Nick Butterworth was born in Kingsbury, North London in 1946, but moved to Romford in Essex with his parents at the age of three. They moved to run a sweet shop, so Nick found himself fulfilling every child's sugar-coated dream of growing up right inside the proverbial chocolate factory.

Having intended to go to art college after leaving school, Nick decided to take a job as a typographic designer in the printing department of the National Children's Home at the last minute instead. He went on to work for several major London design consultancies before moving into freelance graphics. He has also worked as a television presenter on the TV-AM children's programme Rub-a-Dub-Tub and produced a regular illustrated story called Upney Junction for the Sunday Express magazine. At present, Nick concentrates on writing and illustrating his phenomenally successful children's books.

Percy The Park Keeper first came to life in One Snowy Night in 1989, which The Sunday Times described as, 'a tremendous and well-deserved success' and The Independent called, 'a heart warming bedtime tale.' It wasn't just the reviewers who loved Percy and the world of his park - children, parents and teachers alike fell in love with the kind hearted park keeper. More Percy adventures followed and the range now includes 6 hardback books, paperbacks, audio tapes (read by Richard Briers) and a range of activity books. The latest Percy book, Percy's Bumpy Ride was published in October 1999.

Percy has sold a staggering 4 million copies worldwide and been translated into 16 languages. A Percy book is bought every 15 minutes - not bad for an animal-loving park keeper!

Nick has also written and illustrated other popular books for children including Thud!, All Together Now!, Amanda's Butterfly, Jingle Bells, Q Pootle 5 and Q Pootle 5 in Space. Autumn 2004 saw the publication of a new departure for Nick in The Whisperer - a dark tale of rival alley cats which weaves a strong moral message through an elegant , involving and classic story.

Nick has two grown-up children and lives in Essex with his wife. He is a founding partner, with his son Ben, of Snapper Productions. His success is outstanding and marks him out as one of the most popular and talented author/illustrators in the world of children's books today.

Featured books by Nick Butterworth

Other books by Nick Butterworth

One Snowy Night

One Snowy Night

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Celebrate thirty years of the Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with this funny story in the classic series from award-winning author and illustrator Nick Butterworth! Percy the park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them. Includes a surprise pull-out poster! More than 9 million Percy the Park Keeper books sold, worldwide!

One Snowy Night

One Snowy Night

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/10/2019

Celebrate thirty years of the Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with this funny story in the classic series from award-winning author and illustrator Nick Butterworth! Percy the park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them. Includes a surprise pull-out poster! More than 9 million Percy the Park Keeper books sold, worldwide!

After the Storm

After the Storm

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this engaging story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster! A storm is raging outside and Percy the Park Keeper is having a sleepless night. When he gets up the following morning, Percy finds that the old oak tree has been blown down. It is a disaster for his animal friends who live there, but Percy is soon devising a plan to help his little friends find new homes in the best tree house they have ever seen!

The Rescue Party

The Rescue Party

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Percy the Park Keeper goes on a rescue mission wtih his animal friends in this engaging story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a surprise fold-out page! Percy the park keeper is having a day off. It is a perfect day for doing nothing. But Percy's peaceful picnic is disturbed when a little rabbit meets with a nasty tumble into an old well. All the animals gather together with a huge rope to help pull the rabbit out. But all they tug from the well is the branch of a tree. But the rabbit has already found her own way out...through an passage under the ground and she's at the end of the line with the other animals lending a hand!

My Grandpa Is Amazing

My Grandpa Is Amazing

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2018

An exuberant celebration of a wonderful grandpa - and all grandpas everywhere! The grandpa in this book is truly brilliant. He builds fantastic sandcastles, he makes wonderful flower arrangements, and he's very, very, very patient. He's got an amazing bike, he's a terrific dancer and he knows all about first aid ... in fact there's very little this astounding grandpa can't do. The book ends, It's great to have a grandpa like mine. He's amazing! And no one can argue with that!

My Grandma Is Wonderful

My Grandma Is Wonderful

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2018

An exuberant celebration of a wonderful grandma - and grandmas everywhere! The grandma in this book is truly wonderful. She always buys the biggest ice-creams, she knows all about nature, she's brilliant at untying knots, she makes the most fantastic clothes, and she's always on your side when things go wrong... The book ends: It's great to have a grandma like mine. She's wonderful! And no one can argue with that!

Bible Stories & Tales Green Collection

Bible Stories & Tales Green Collection

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2016

Six scintillating stories and tremendous tales by the best-selling Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. The six picture books are presented in an elegant slipcase and are a combination of Stories Jesus Told and Animal Tales. Stories are: The House on the Rock, The Good Stranger, The Rich Farmer, The Little Gate, The Magpie's Tale. The Mouse's Tale Also available: Bible Stories & Tales Blue Collection

Bible Stories & Tales Blue Collection

Bible Stories & Tales Blue Collection

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2016

Six scintillating stories and tremendous tales by the best-selling Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen. The six picture books are presented in an elegant slipcase and are a combination of Stories Jesus Told and Animal Tales. Stories are: The Fox's Tale, The Cat's Tale, The Lost Sheep, The Precious Pearl, The Ten Silver Coins, and The Two Sons Also available: Bible Stories & Tales Green Collection

Jasper: Just Like Jasper

Jasper: Just Like Jasper

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The Magpie's Tale

The Magpie's Tale

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2015

A cheeky magpie is protecting his horde of sparkling treasure one hot afternoon when he sees a crowd begin to gather. As he watches with growing interest he sees fat little Zacchaeus trying to peep over the crowd - but he can't see, and he can't get through! Zacchaeus climbs the magpie's tree and together they watch as Jesus comes near - the magpie huddles over his treasure as Jesus calls up to Zacchaeus - does Jesus know the magpie's treasure is stolen? As Zacchaeus gives back the money he has cheated the people out of the magpie too starts to return his stolen goods - even the ring he took from Zacchaeus! A charming slant on the famous Bible story told and illustrated by two best-loved children's picture book creators.

Q Pootle 5: Pootle Party Sticker Activity Book

Q Pootle 5: Pootle Party Sticker Activity Book

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2015

Fans of Q Pootle 5 can celebrate Pootle on his big day by completing the activities in this sticker book. The residents of Okidoki are having a party for Pootle! Young readers can join in by decorating the cake, making a card, playing party games and more in this full-colour sticker activity book. Includes more than 50 stickers.

Q Pootle 5: An Okidoki Adventure Sticker Activity Book

Q Pootle 5: An Okidoki Adventure Sticker Activity Book

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2015

A must-have sticker activity book for adventure-loving fans of Q Pootle 5. A must-have sticker activity book for adventure-loving fans of Q Pootle 5. Spend the day exploring with Q Pootle 5 and his friends in this full-colour sticker activity book. Okidoki, their home planet, is full of wonders. Join them with a range of activities that are out of this world, including a maze, drawing exercises, spot-the-difference, a colouring page - and more than 50 stickers!

The Cat's Tale

The Cat's Tale

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2015

A sleepy cat up on the roof spies something interesting going on in the courtyard below - rushing around, guests... food! As the cat goes down to sneak scraps from the table he tells the story that he sees unfolding before him: Jesus turning water to wine. A charming slant on the famous Bible story, told and illustrated by two best-loved children's picture book creators.

One Snowy Night (25th Anniversary Edition)

One Snowy Night (25th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2014

Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this popular story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator and creator of Q Pootle 5, Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster! Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night. Percy's hut is nice and warm but Percy discovers that if you invite one animal in you'll have to invite them all in and his hut is only small - it's certainly going to be a squash!

Jasper's Beanstalk

Jasper's Beanstalk

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

From the award-winning creators of Percy the Park Keeper and Kipper comes a new edition of a picture book classic - perfect for children finding out about nature and how things grow. Mick Inkpen is the libraries' ninth most borrowed author. Jasper plants a bean. He waits for it to grow into a beanstalk all week. How long will he have to wait before he can start looking for giants? 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' The Guardian 'Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.' The Independent

The Fox's Tale The First Christmas

The Fox's Tale The First Christmas

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2012

On a cold starry night above the hills of Bethlehem, a hungry fox is looking for some supper. Suddenly, the sky is full of light and there is the sound of angels singing. What on earth is happening and what unforgettable sight is the fox about to see? Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen 's delightful Animal Tales tell of some special occasions, seen through the eyes of some of God's smaller creatures, who have no trouble at all understanding exactly what is happening........

Percy and the Badger Band 04/Blue

Percy and the Badger Band 04/Blue

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Nick Butterworth's well known and much loved character Percy the Park Keeper stars in this beautifully told story for early readers. Percy tries to persuade a reluctant Badger to take a bath. Badger doesn't want to, so Percy takes a bath instead - only to find he has some unexpected comapany when Badger falls in the water with him! * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provides children with the opportunity to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Geography: our local area; Citizenship: animals and us.

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

Join some very enterprising mice in this mini hardback edition of the fun-filled festive book from best-selling creator of the Percy the Park Keeper Books, Nick Butterworth. A great Christmas stocking filler! Christmas time, a happy time - or so it should be. But for two small mice, Lottie and Jack, Christmas Eve is overshadowed by one big problem... That Cat. How can they stop him from spoiling everything? Their friend, the wise rat, Ton Chee, has an idea involving a little golden bell ... but will it work?

One Snowy Night

One Snowy Night

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Mini hardback edition of the first title in the beloved Percy the Park Keeper series. Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night. Percy's hut is nice and warm but Percy discovers that if you invite one animal in you'll have to invite them all in and his hut is only small - it's certainly going to be a squash!

Q Pootle 5

Q Pootle 5

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2009

New format reissue of the first picture book featuring loveable little alien Q Pootle 5, from the creator of the popular Percy the Park Keeper series. Q Pootle 5 is on his way to a moon party when his rocket falls to Earth in need of some repairs... Q Pootle 5 thinks he knows what the problem is, in fact he is sure. The problem is that the rocket is broken, it needs a new rocket booster. But where on earth will this little alien find a rocket booster ? A green earthing comes along but he can't help and neither can three birds. Perhaps Colin the Cat might be able to help - when he's finished his dinner that is...

The Rich Farmer

The Rich Farmer

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

An exciting re-launch of this delightful series taking the single titles to eight in total. The Rich Farmer tells the story of how every year he grew more and more corn until his barns were bursting. All his neighbours thought he must be very clever, but who thought he was really silly?

The Two Sons

The Two Sons

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

An exciting re-launch of this delightful series taking the single titles to eight in total. A farmer has two sons. One day he is very busy and asks his sons to help him. One says 'No I can't'; but later is sorry and goes to help; the other says 'Yes, of course' but forgets to go. Which son pleased his father most?

The Ten Silver Coins

The Ten Silver Coins

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

An exciting re-launch of this delightful series taking the single titles to eight in total. Oh dear! Here is a woman who is very sad. She has lost something very, very important and she must search everywhere to find it. She turns her house upside down. Does she find what she has lost?

One Snowy Night

One Snowy Night

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2008

Listen along as the loveable Richard Briers brings the story to life. Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night. Percy's hut is nice and warm but Percy discovers that if you invite one animal in you'll have to invite them all in and his hut is only small - it's certainly going to be a squash!

The Precious Pearl

The Precious Pearl

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2008

An exciting re-launch of titles from the Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen stable.The Precious Pearl tells the story of how a rich man who collects beautiful things one day see something that makes his legs turn to jelly: a gigantic pearl. He wants it more than anything else in the world, but to have enough money to buy it, he must sell everything else he owns. What does he do?

Just Like Jasper

Just Like Jasper

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

A bright, colourful picture book for very young children in which the reader helps Jasper choose how to spend his birthday money. Jasper plays with just about everything in the toyshop. But what will he eventually buy? Simple text with appealing illustrations.

Albert Le Blanc to the Rescue

Albert Le Blanc to the Rescue

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2008

The wonderful sequel to Albert le Blanc, from the highly-regarded creator of the Percy the Park Keeper books. Albert le Blanc's friend, Sally the toy hippo, has been bought by a little girl. Every day, they walk past the shop and Sally gives Albert a wink, as he sits in the window. Albert waves back and wonders if he will ever be chosen as a child's best friend. The, one day - disaster - Sally tumbles out of the girl's rucksack and is snatched away by a stranger before anyone can stop them. Stuck inside the toy shop, not daring to move, it seems there is nothing Albert can do to help his friend... Will there be a happy ending for Sally? And, will there ever be a happy new home for Albert?

The Lost Sheep

The Lost Sheep

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2008

An exciting re-launch of titles from the Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen stable. The Lost Sheep tells how one of the farmer's sheep is missing and he must search everywhere to find it. Will the farmer give up or will there be a wonderful party when the sheep is found?

The Good Stranger

The Good Stranger

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2008

An exciting re-launch of titles from the Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen stable. Some robbers attack a poor man and leave him lying on the ground, all alone and badly hurt. Some people are coming along the road - will anyone stop and help him?

The House on the Rock

The House on the Rock

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2008

An exciting re-launch of titles from the Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen stable. Two men went to build houses. One found a strong flat rock on which to build, the other thought he'd like to live on a sandy beach. What happened when the weather turned nasty?

My Dad Is Brilliant

My Dad Is Brilliant

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2008

A joyous, charmingly illustrated celebration of fathers everywhere. This dad is, quite simply, brilliant! He's as strong as a gorilla, fantastic on roller skates, and can sing like a pop star! And not only all that, but he's a dab hand at cooking too! Find out what else he can do in this colourful book that positively bursts over with appreciation for pas ... everyone's dad is brilliant at something!

Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Jasper plants a bean. He waits for it to grow into a beanstalk all week. How long will he have to wait before he can start looking for giants?

My Mum Is Fantastic

My Mum Is Fantastic

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

A celebration of an amazing mum - and mums everywhere! The mum in this book is truly fantastic. She's a brilliant artist, she can balance on a tightrope, she can swim like a fish, do amazing stunts on a bike and she can tame wild animals ... in fact, there's very little this astounding mum can't do. The book ends: It's great to have a mum like mine. It's fantastic! And no one can argue with that!

My Grandma Is Wonderful

My Grandma Is Wonderful

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

A celebration of a wonderful grandma - and grandmas everywhere! The grandma in this book is truly wonderful. She always buys the biggest ice-creams, she knows all about nature, she's brilliant at untying knots, she makes the most fantastic clothes, and she's always on your side when things go wrong... The book ends: It's great to have a grandma like mine. She's wonderful! And no one can argue with that!

Tiger in the Snow!

Tiger in the Snow!

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Second title about adorable new toddler character, from the renowned picture creator of Percy the Park Keeper Tiger the kitten has lots of friends...usually. It isn't hard for Tiger to find someone to play with...usually. But one day, when everything is covered in a chilly white blanket of snow, Tiger's friends are too cold or too busy to go out and he has to play by himself. Until he finds something very unusual buried in the snow...

Stories Jesus Told Colouring Book

Stories Jesus Told Colouring Book

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Read the parables and colour your favourite Bible stories from Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen.

Animal Tales

Animal Tales

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2006

A fabulous collection of stories for children aged 5 and over about animals that encountered Jesus during his lifetime and how they were there when key incidents in his life took place. Imagine you could have been there when Jesus was alive on earth. The animals in this book saw just what happened. The fox was out on a cold, starry night when he suddenly heard the sound of Angels singing. The cat was looking forward to a wedding party that nearly went wrong. The magpie had a birds-eye view of Zaccheus climbing into his tree. and the mouse got caught on a boat in a storm and saw an amazing miracle

Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: CD-ROM Release Date: 16/03/2006

On Monday Jasper finds a bean. In spite of all the attention he lavishes on it, the bean will just not grow. This deceptively simple story encompasses a wealth of material to stimulate children's learning and imagination - days of the week, the passing of time, what plants need to grow, magical beanstalks and giants! This audio version by Timothy Spall - with specially composed music - will enchant listeners, and also provides a perfect complement to the book for all adults using it with children learning to read. The second side has the reading without music and with page-turn signals.

Percy the Park Keeper A Classic Treasury

Percy the Park Keeper A Classic Treasury

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2005

A classic gift edition of best-loved Percy the Park Keeper stories. Percy the park keeper loves to spend time with his animal friends, even though his work in the park keeps him very busy. The animals often need Percy's help, and he is always there to lend a hand. Read about what happened when a chilly fox needed warming up, or when a dirty badger was offered a bath. Find out how Percy helped an unhappy hedgehog hold a balloon, or a squirrel find her lost acorns. Laugh along as the animals take charge whilst Percy is unwell - with unexpected results! Learn all about Percy, his friend the mole and his friend the owl, in their special tales. Find out where Percy's favourite spot in the park is, what colour the owl likes best and all about the mole's secret friend. Enjoy these stories and more in this classic treasury edition.

The Whisperer

The Whisperer

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2005

An edgy new picture book from the renowned creator of Percy the Park Keeper. Featuring an exciting new style of illustration and a thought-provoking plot, this stunning picture book is set to become a firm favourite. Two gangs of cats live in a scrap yard on the edge of the city. When they're not eating or sleeping, they're fighting, and that's just how The Whisperer likes it. He's a rat, and if he can keep the cats going after each other, they'll leave him and his kind alone. But just maybe, things in the scrap yard are about to change for the better. Or as The Whisperer sees it...for the worse...

Stories Jesus Told

Stories Jesus Told

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2005

This omnibus edition includes eight of Jesus' best loved stories. Children relate to stories and there was never a better storyteller than Jesus. With delightful illustrations and easy to read text, this is an ideal introduction to this simple, short and often very funny stories, sharing truth, love and wisdom with young children. The omnibus edition features eight of Jesus' best loved stories: The Two Sons, The House on the Rock, The Little Gate, The Ten Silver Coins, The Precious Pearl, The Good Stranger, The Rich Farmer and The Lost Sheep.

Making Books with Nick Butterworth Band 05/Green

Making Books with Nick Butterworth Band 05/Green

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Would you like to find out who inspired the famous children's book character, Percy the Park Keeper? The author and illustrator who created him, Nick Butterworth, invites us into his home to show us how he works, from the first spark of an idea to the published book. * Green/ Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. * Text type - A non-fiction recount. * Pages 14-15 show three stages of Nick drafting an illustration of Percy, ideal for exploring ideas, preparation and editing/planning within children's own work. * Curriculum links - Art and design: Building shapes and patterns, an event in pictorial form. * This fascinating non-fiction book can be read alongside.Nick's other titles for Collins Big Cat, Percy and the Rabbit, and Percy and the Badger. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Percy and the Badger Band 04/Blue

Percy and the Badger Band 04/Blue

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Nick Butterworth's well known and much loved character Percy the Park Keeper stars in this beautifully told story for early readers. Percy tries to persuade a reluctant Badger to take a bath. Badger doesn't want to, so Percy takes a bath instead - only to find he has some unexpected comapany when Badger falls in the water with him! * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provides children with the opportunity to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Geography: our local area; Citizenship: animals and us. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Percy and the Rabbit Band 03/Yellow

Percy and the Rabbit Band 03/Yellow

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Nick Butterworth's well known and much loved character Percy the Park Keeper stars in this beautifully told story for early readers. When Percy's cap, scarf and gloves go missing, they end up being used by some mischevious mice to decorate a snowman! * Yellow/ Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language. * Text type - A story with a familiar setting. * A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provide children with an opportunity to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Geography: our local area; citizenship: animals and us. * This story is one of three books by Nick Butterworth in the Collins Big Cat reading programme. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Q Pootle 5 in Space

Q Pootle 5 in Space

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

A high-speed space-chase unfolds as QPootle5 and his friend, Oopsy, flee from three hungry bladder monsters. Q Pootle 5 is in a hurry. And so is his friend, Oopsy. They are being chased by three hungry bladder monsters... But Q Pootle 5 has a friend who is bigger and scarier than the bladder monsters. Dave is bigger than everyone...

Albert Le Blanc

Albert Le Blanc

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2003

An uplifting story about a bear without a smile from the bestselling creator of Percy the Park Keeper. When Albert le Blanc arrives in Mr Jolly's toy shop, the other toys think he's the saddest-looking bear they have ever seen. They decide to put on a show to cheer him up. Albert tries to tell them he's not sad, he just looks sad, but they are all too busy making preparations... As a finale, Sally the hippo puts on a lipstick and performs ballet, but she falls on top of Albert and leaves a huge lipstick grin on his face. Everyone laughs...especially Albert!

One Snowy Night

One Snowy Night

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2003

Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this popular story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster! Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night. Percy's hut is nice and warm but Percy discovers that if you invite one animal in you'll have to invite them all in and his hut is only small - it's certainly going to be a squash!

The Secret Path

The Secret Path

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2003

Celebrate thirty years of the Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with this funny story in the classic series from award-winning author and illustrator Nick Butterworth! It's a beautiful spring morning and a perfect opportunity for Percy the park keeper to trim the overgrown maze. But mazes can be rather confusing and when Percy's animal friends decide to have some fun, everyone is in for a surprise... Includes a fabulous fold-out maze poster! More than 9 million Percy the Park Keeper books sold, worldwide!

The Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2003

Celebrate thirty years of the Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with this funny story in the classic series from award-winning author and illustrator Nick Butterworth! Percy the park keeper is planning a treasure hunt. All his animal friends are to follow a trail of clues around the park and the first one to reach the end will find the treasure! The animals are so excited they can't wait for the hunt to begin! Includes a surprise fold-out page! More than 9 million Percy the Park Keeper books sold, worldwide!

Percy's Bumpy Ride

Percy's Bumpy Ride

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2003

Celebrate thirty years of the Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with this funny story in the classic series from award-winning author and illustrator Nick Butterworth! Percy the park keeper has been busy in his workshop for days. As his animal friends try to guess what he is making, Percy suddenly emerges sitting on top of a very strange machine. The animals jump aboard for what turns out to be a very bumpy ride... Includes a surprise fold-out page! More than 9 million Percy the Park Keeper books sold, worldwide!

Four Tales from Percy's Park

Four Tales from Percy's Park

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/10/2002

Four adventures from everybody's favourite park keeper. There's always something happening in Percy's park! Here are four adventures of everybody's favourite park keeper and his animal friends. Featuring: The Secret Path The Rescue Party After the Storm One Snowy Night with music and sound effects.

Percy's Friend the Owl

Percy's Friend the Owl

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2001

Percy the Park Keeper is never happier than when he is out and about in the park with his animal friends. Wherever Percy is, his show-off friend the owl is never far away. Life is never dull in the park when the owl is about... In this brand new series Percy fans can find out more about each of their favourite animal characters. Each book includes stories, poems and interesting information making these books the ultimate guide to Percy and his animal friends. Age 3-6

Thud!

Thud!

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/1998

A hilarious picture book from Nick Butterworth, the highly-regarded, prize-winning, creator of Percy the Park Keeper. In a fantastical land where even warthogs are beautiful, the peace is shattered one day by the deafening thud of something very large nearby. Is it a monster? None of the animals feels brave enough to find out, but they know of an `Ugly Beast' who might be able to help. And when they find him, the animals are in for a truly monstrous surprise.

Wonderful Earth

Wonderful Earth

Author: Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1998

When We Play Together

When We Play Together

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Board book Release Date: 31/05/1994

One of four charming board books by the best-selling creator of Percy the Park Keeper, featuring toddler Sam and his six toy animal friends. Perfect books for babies and toddlers. Sam's toys love playing and each one has a favourite activity - Wilson likes building with bricks, Hippo likes the swing and Croc loves splashing in the paddling pool. But what they all love most is dancing...together!

When We Go Shopping

When We Go Shopping

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Board book Release Date: 31/05/1994

One of four charming board books by the best-selling creator of Percy the Park Keeper, featuring toddler Sam and his six toy animal friends. Perfect books for babies and toddlers. When it's shopping time all the toys go along. Hippo loves spaghetti hoops, George the gorilla loves bananas and Wilson the giraffe wants to help with the heavy bags. But they are not the most careful of friends and things are inclined to get a little messy...

When There's Work to Do

When There's Work to Do

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Board book Release Date: 31/05/1994

One of four charming board books by the best-selling creator of Percy the Park Keeper, featuring toddler Sam and his six toy animal friends. Perfect books for babies and toddlers. Sam's toys love to help around the house, making everyday tasks lots of fun. Croc helps watering the plants and George the gorilla scrubs the dishes. But the best fun of all is helping to make the beds...into a den!

When It's Time for Bed

When It's Time for Bed

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Board book Release Date: 31/05/1994

One of four charming board books by the best-selling creator of Percy the Park Keeper, featuring toddler Sam and his six toy animal friends. Perfect books for babies and toddlers. When it is time for bed there is lots to do - and not just for Sam - it's a busy time of day for his toys as well! Hippo has to use the potty and Millie the elephant needs a good bath. Whitey the bear is fun to hug when it is time to get dry and Wilson the giraffe likes a drink and a story. Croc is very good about cleaning his teeth - and he has so many! Then it is time for everyone to snuggle into bed - if they will all fit that is...

Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

Jasper: Jasper's Beanstalk

Author: Nick Butterworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1993

On Monday Jasper finds a bean. In spite of all the attention he lavishes on it, the bean will not grow. The follow-on story to Just Like Jasper .

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