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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 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

Fibby Libby A Ghost Ate My Toast

Fibby Libby A Ghost Ate My Toast

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2008

Water Boy

Water Boy

3+ readers

Author: Ros Asquith 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.

Trixie Tempest's Diary Band 16/Sapphire

Trixie Tempest's Diary Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2008

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Trixie's hilarious diary, written by acclaimed children's writer, Ros Asquith, tells of her plans to be a world famous trumpet player, horse rider and first child president of the world. She is also determined to teach animals to read! But when her beloved puppy is sick, everything changes. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: A humorous recount. A hilarious diary for her pet dog on pages 54-55 allow children to further explore the diary format, while reviewing the book from another perspective. Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us. Developing our school grounds. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Sleuths and Truths Girl Writer

Sleuths and Truths Girl Writer

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2006

When Cordelia finds out that her friend's dad is in prison, she starts a campaign to free him and find the real culprit. She's certain that an appalling miscarriage of justice has taken place and it's up to her to put it right. Cordelia is so preoccupied that she barely has time to think about her next book - a problem for someone who intends to be a successful novelist. But as her aunt, bestselling author Laura Hunt says in her Writer's Tips, Authors should write about what they know, and draw on all their experiences . Now, Cordelia is being a detective, she decides to write a literary whodunit!

How to Draw Cartoons Band 08/Purple

How to Draw Cartoons Band 08/Purple

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2006

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.

I WAS A TEENAGE WORRIER

I WAS A TEENAGE WORRIER

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2005

Letty Chubb is 15 and a mine of information about all things teenage. Her hilariously perceptive guide covers everything and anything teenage worriers need to know - spots, diets, parents, lurve, clothes, contraception and lots more...As well as being the ultimate teenage handbook, I Was a Teenage Worrier follows the ups and downs of Letty's romance with the elusive Daniel Hope and the chaos of life in the quirky Chubb family. You won't be able to put it down!

How to Make a Storybook Band 07/Turquoise

How to Make a Storybook Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children books, gives a masterclass on writing and illustrating your own storybook . This is an instructional book with a difference, which takes young readers step by step through the writing process from first ideas to editing to illustrating and finally compiling their very own picture book. * Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. * Text type - An instruction text. * A flow chart on pages 22 and 23 shows the eight stages described in the book, from ideas to enjoying your story with other readers. * Curriculum links - DT: Making a storybook; ICT: Writing stories; communicating information using text. * 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: 05/01/2005

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.

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