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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
Collections: Picture Book Party!,

About Jonathan Emmett

Jonathan Emmett has written over 60 books for children including Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and The Princess and the Pig. He developed his skills as a writer and illustrator while studying and working as an architect but left architecture to become a children’s author in 1995. His work has been translated into over 30 different languages and has won several awards both in the UK and abroad including the Red House Children’s Book Award for Pigs Might Fly and the STEAM Children’s Book Prize for How the Borks Became: An Adventure in Evolution. You can ...

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