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Leafy the Pet Leaf

Written by Philip Ardagh

Illustrated by Elissa Elwick

Part of the Little Adventurers Series

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LoveReading View on Leafy the Pet Leaf

This cheery group of Little Adventurers will charm young readers with the fun they are having with their pets. Finnegan has brought his puppy, Licky Dog, Floss is showing off her cat Podge, Peanut’s pet is a little mouse called Pocket. Spratt, the littlest of the adventurers, has the most unusual pet of all. He has a leaf called Leafy. What on earth can a leafy do to impress Sprat’s fellow adventurers? Luckily, Leaf has plenty of surprises in store and soon the friends realise just what a special pet he can be. the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious adventurers everywhere. ~ Julia Eccleshare

 

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Leafy the Pet Leaf Synopsis

From the award-winning Philip Ardagh, and rising illustration talent Elissa Elwick, comes a brand-new picture book series!

Meet the Little Adventurers - Finnegan, Sprat, Floss and Peanut. Each week they meet in their top-secret shed HQ, ready to share their fun with you! This week, Sprat can't seem to find his cat, Shadow, anywhere. And he absolutely has to have a pet - it's bring in a pet day! So, instead, he finds a leaf, draws a little face on it and...Ta-Da! Sprat has a pet: Leafy! But can you really have a leaf as a pet?

With an activity idea and an information page with every story in the series. 

Leafy the Pet Leaf Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Robyn Chorley, age 7 - 'We loved this book, it was a great read, funny with lovely characters.'
  • James McNichol, age 6 - 'A cute book about how much fun you can have when you use your imagination.'
  • Reba & Amatullah Khatun, age 6 - 'A great story about making do and not letting disappointments spoil your day. This looks like a promising series with fun animal (and leaf) facts included in this book.'
  • George Haine, age 4 - 'This is a happy book and it made me smile - just like Leafy.  I would like to read more Little Adventurers stories.'

Leafy the Pet Leaf Press Reviews

This cheery group of Little Adventurers will charm young readers with the fun they are having with their pets [...] the Little Adventurers four will encourage hours of immersive play, and will ignite the imagination of curious adventurers everywhere. Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading

With its green message, animal facts and activity ideas for playing outside it will inspire the imagination and creativity. This eclectic mix of characters will have wide appeal and after reading kids can have fun making their own pet leaf. South Wales Evening Post

This big, square book is full of life and colour and the story about an unusual 'pet's imaginations. [...] The spreads are well designed with print of different sizes, speech bubbles and notices to add interest an all these things give a dynamic feel to the pages. The School Librarian

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ISBN: 9781406364354
Publication date: 15/09/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406364354
Publication date: 15th September 2016
Author: Philip Ardagh
Illustrator: Elissa Elwick
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh was our Guest Editor in May 2010. Click here to see the books that inspired him. Philip Ardagh, whose very first Grubtown Tale won him the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, is author of numerous books including the award-winning Eddie Dickens adventures, which have been translated into over 30 languages. He wrote BBC Radio’s first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children’s book and is a ‘regularly irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and ...

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