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Clare Helen Welsh - Author

About the Author

Clare Helen Welsh (Author) Clare Helen Welsh is a primary school teacher and picture book writer extraordinarie! When she isn't writing stories she is inspiring children to write their own. In 2013, Clare won The Margaret Carey Scholarship for Picture Book Writers and she received a Silver Medal at The Greenhouse Funny Prize 2014. Clare lives in Devon with her husband and two children.Laura Barrett (Illustrator) Laura Barrett is an illustrator inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, and enjoys working in the medium of traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). Since graduating from University of the Arts London and with over 10 years of industry experience, Laura has worked with a stellar client list including the BBC and The Guardian. Laura works from her home studio in South East London.

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How Selfish

How Selfish

Author: Clare Helen Welsh, Olivier Tallec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2022

The hilarious follow-up title to How Rude! which introduced us to the wonderful duo, Dot and Duck. They're back to share even more giggles in this sweet story about sharing, manners and friendship. One day Dot and Duck find a stick, only Dot thinks it's a sword and Duck thinks it's a flag. When Dot refuses to share the new toy, she goes to any lengths to make sure Duck doesn't try to take it. How will Duck react to such selfish behaviour? Simple, funny, and ultimately touching, this book will appeal to any child who is learning what it means to share and, more importantly, what it is to be a true friend. Bright and colourful illustrations accompany this fun and easy to read story, which will bring a smile to the faces young children time and time again.

How Messy!

How Messy!

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Olivier Tallec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2022

Dot and Duck are best friends, but Dot hates mess and Duck hates tidy. Duck leaves the bed unmade, the cupboards open and breakfast everywhere. How messy! In the morning, Duck makes Dot pancakes for breakfast, how kind! But Duck leaves a BIG mess! At the beach, Dot carefully lays out her towel and picnic... and Duck digs a big hole covering everything with sand! SO messy! Characterful watercolour illustrations bring this story to life, and big font makes the story easy for young readers. How Messy! is a simple yet hilarious story with a touching ending and an important message about accepting differences and learning to compromise. The Dot and Duck series is a collection of laugh-out-loud funny stories detailing the adventures of these two best friends. More titles include How Rude! and How Selfish!

Sunshine at Bedtime

Sunshine at Bedtime

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Sally Soweol Han Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2022

Lots of Ducks Band 01b/Pink B

Lots of Ducks Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Danielle Arrington Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2022

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Bess and her mum are at a school fete and setting up their hook-a-duck stall. But where are the ducks? Can Bess save the day? Pink B/Band 1B offers emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. The focus sounds in this book are: /g/ /o/ /c/ ck /e/ /u//h/ /b//l/ ll /s/ ss Pages 14 and 15 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

I can get fit! Band 01b/Pink B

I can get fit! Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Angeles Peinador Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2022

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Look at different types of activities and learn how you and your family can stay fit at home. Which do you like? Pink B/Band 1B offers emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. The focus sounds in this book are: /g/ /o/ /c/ /k/ ck /e/ /u/ /r/ /h/ /b/ /f/ ff Pages 14 and 15 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Sit in! Band 01a/Pink a

Sit in! Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Julia Seal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2022

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Join a group of children as they all pile in to a little wooden sit-in car. Will there be room for Sam too? Pink A- Pink A/Band 1A offers emergent readers very simple, highly predictable texts and provides direct support through illustrations. The focus sounds in this book are:/s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/ /m/ /d/ Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Tap Tap Nap Band 01a/Pink a

Tap Tap Nap Band 01a/Pink a

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Leesh Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2022

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. What do you do when you want to take a nap but your friends keep interrupting you? Find out how this alien manages to get some sleep in this fantasy story written by Clare Helen Welsh. Pink A/Band 1A offers emergent readers very simple, highly predictable texts and provides direct support through illustrations. The focus sounds in this book are: /s/ /a/ /t/ /p/ /i/ /n/ Pages 14 and 15 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Pod Digs a Pit Band 01b/Pink B

Pod Digs a Pit Band 01b/Pink B

Author: Clare Helen Welsh Illustrator: Michael Emmerson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2022

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Pod the pirate is digging for treasure. Will she find what she's looking for? Pink B/Band 1B offers emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions. The focus sounds in this book are: /g/ /o/ Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

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