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The Big Fib

Written by Ros Asquith

Illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction

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Interest Age 5-8  When is a fib not a fib, asks Ros Asquith in this wise and funny little story for Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series. Robbie is six, and still learning how the world of grown-ups works. He loves his Uncle Poached Egg and believes all his stories of mermaids and pirates. Told that his uncle is a fibber, he decides to follow in his footsteps: he tells his mum he’s going to a friends for tea after school but instead goes to play by the burn. When his mum realises he’s missing, panic breaks out. All ends well though Robbie has a soaking in the burn. Robbie’s eye-view of the world is beautifully expressed though Ros Asquith’s words and Mairi Hedderwick’s lovely colour illustrations. One of Barrington Stoke’s Little Gems series the book is accessible to all children, including those with dyslexia.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

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The Big Fib Synopsis

A charming story set on a Scottish island about one boy and a fib that gets out of control...

Robbie's been spending lots of time with Uncle Poached Egg who has the bad habit of exaggerating a lot of his stories. When Robbie gets caught up in a fib of his own, it's bound to spell trouble! Light-hearted tale about the dangers of telling fibs with full colour illustrations from Katie Morag creator, Mairi Hedderwick.

High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.

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ISBN: 9781781124703
Publication date: 15/03/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781124703
Publication date: 15th March 2015
Author: Ros Asquith
Illustrator: Mairi Hedderwick
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Ros Asquith

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 ...

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