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A Spot of Bother

Written by Jonathan Emmett

Illustrated by Vanessa Cabban

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Poor Pig, he likes to keep himself perfectly clean so when a squashed cherry leaves a bright red spot on his side, he’s distraught. His friends try to help but only success in making things worse: goat’s been eating beetroot to when he tries licking the spot off it just gets bigger; cow manages to smear Pig with tractor oil; and sheep accidentally dyes him blue! Fortunately, an accidental mud bath leaves Pig in the pink again. Traditional in feel this is a funny, very satisfying story and there are some lovely words and phrases in Pig’s vocabulary including calamitous catastrophe; speckless; and perfectly pristine! ~ Andrea Reece


A Spot of Bother Synopsis

Pig is very proud of his neat appearance, so he's horrified to discover a spot of squashed cherry on his side. But when his farmyard friends try to help - with disastrous results - the spot of bother soon becomes a truly calamitous catastrophe! Children will love following the exploits of Cow, Goat, Sheep and Pig in this hilarious pig-ture book romp.

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ISBN: 9781406365498
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406365498
Publication date: 5th May 2016
Author: Jonathan Emmett
Illustrator: Vanessa Cabban
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. It was while he was at college, studying architecture, that he first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator, creating detailed illustrations to accompany poems and lyrics that he had written.  After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books. In addition to writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and Pigs Might Fly, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books.He lives in Nottingham ...

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