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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

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

Von Schafen, Perlen und Hausern

Von Schafen, Perlen und Hausern

Author: Nick Butterworth, Mick Inkpen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2016

Die Gleichnisgeschichten der bekannten Kinderbuchautoren im Sammelband. In einfachen Worten berichten sie vom verlorenen Schaf, der wunderbaren Perle oder dem Haus auf dem Felsen. Dazu kommen wunderschone, farbige Illustrationen, die die Erfahrungswelt der Kinder ab 3 Jahren aufnehmen. Zu diesem Buch gibt es Quizfragen bei Antolin.de - jetzt mit Lesen punkten!

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.

The Cat's Tale

The Cat's Tale

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

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.

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!

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