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Ros Asquith - Author

About the Author

Ros Asquith contributes a regular cartoon feature to The Guardian and achieved fame world wide for her Teenage Worrier books (realistic and funny explorations of teen problems and how to solve them) and the Trixie Tempest books aimed at the "tween" market of readers between the ages of nine and twelve. Her book Letters from an Alien Schoolboy was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize and The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, won the School Libraries Association Prize.
 
An honours graduate of Camberwell Art School, Asquith worked in graphic design and mural painting before moving into cartooning in the 1980s. She has also served as a theatre critic for several English periodicals. Since 1990 she has been well established as a cartoonist, author, and illustrator.

Featured books by Ros Asquith

Water Boy

Water Boy

3+ readers

Author: Ros Asquith Illustrator: Ian Andrew Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Ros Asquith’s deceptively simple text shows us the world through the eyes of a young boy on his various adventures.One moment he’s a ‘water boy’ at the seaside, the next he’s a ‘farm boy’ playing with the animals.Ian Andrew’s beautiful illustrations perfectly capture the moments of play and exploration we share with the child in this evocative tale of long summer days and adventure.

Other books by Ros Asquith

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 14: The Boggart

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Chucklers: Level 14: The Boggart

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2021

In The Boggart, Joe is trying to save the Saddest Man in the world, but he needs your help to follow the clues. Get lost inside this curious story but watch out for the gummy goblins, the Cavern of Doom, the Fiery Furnace and especially the sneaky Boggart. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

How to Draw Cartoons Band 08/Purple

How to Draw Cartoons Band 08/Purple

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2021

Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children's books such as Trixie Tempest and Pass the Parcel), gives a masterclass on illustrating your own cartoons - with help from Trixie Tempest and others. This is an instructional book in the same style as Ros Asquith's turquoise level Collins Big Cat title, How to Make Storybooks. Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children's books such as Trixie Tempest and Pass the Parcel), gives a masterclass on illustrating your own cartoons - with help from Trixie Tempest and others. This is an instructional book in the same style as Ros Asquith's turquoise level Collins Big Cat title, How to Make Storybooks. Pages 14-15 provide a summary of the instructions, to consolidate understanding of the book, and as a useful reference for children drawing their own cartoons. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

Hector and the Cello Band 08/Purple

Hector and the Cello Band 08/Purple

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2021

Hector the Hippo wants to play the cello more than anything else in the world. But who in the jungle will teach him? Most of the other animals laugh at the idea. Finally Hector meets a musician who can help him, a lyrebird. He practices everyday until he has a chance to play at a grand concert in front of all the other animals. Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. Text type - A story by a significant author. A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 summarises the story in eight illustrations providing an opportunity to recap the key events. Curriculum links - Music: Exploring sounds, Classroom instruments, Combining sounds to make music; Science: Animals; ICT: Using text and tables to develop ideas. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: Aunty Cake

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: Aunty Cake

Author: Ros Asquith Illustrator: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Aunty Cake is very kind and very good at baking, but she's not very good at remembering things. Her forgetfulness is always getting her into trouble ... but other people remember her kindness and help her out. This charming story ends happily at a party with plenty of cake! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

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