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The Pest in the Nest

Written by Julian Gough

Illustrated by Jim Field

Part of the Rabbit and Bear Series

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The Pest in the Nest Synopsis

PEACE AND QUIET,' shouts Rabbit. 'THAT'S ALL I WANT.'Owch. He's hurt his own ears again.What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done.

But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ...

From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY.

The Pest in the Nest Press Reviews

Fabulously funny... Jim Field's rich, glorious, colour illustrations work in perfect harmony with Julian Gough's text.  The Carousel

A brilliant read for newly independent readers, but also a great read aloud: adults will enjoy it as much as listeners I suspect    Red Reading Hub

Rabbit just wants a moment of peace -- will Bear be able to teach him to view the world from a new perspective?  Little London 

Julian Gough's tale of acceptance is like mindfulness for young readers and Jim Field's palette of greens makes it one of the most calming illustrated books you'll see this year   Belfast Telegraph

An utterly seductive book  The Guardian 

Who could fail to love this gorgeously illustrated tale?  Sunday Business Post 

The Rabbit and Bear series ... goes from strength to strength with The Pest in the Nest, in which Spring has sprung and Rabbit is out of sorts with everyone, whether they're loud and happy or sad and slow. His belligerence ( I'm angry! And I want to be calm! So I'm angry that I'm angry! ) and Bear's wry, gentle responses are illuminated by Field's radiant palette of yellow-greens and greys, creating an utterly seductive book   The Guardian 

This is a laugh-out-loud, soon-to-be-your favourite story  Fallen Star Stories  

Full of humour - a real joy to read * Parents In Touch *

It's a lovely story about friendship...something which will get handed on to younger brothers and sisters (because it's a book for boys and girls) and probably onto the next generation. It's timeless....It could be a godsend for the child with dyslexia: the clear font makes it ideal for an emerging reader and the good quality paper means that there's no bleed-through from the reverse of the page which can distract a learner or someone suffering from dyslexia  The Bookbag 

A perfect animal double-act enchants. -- Alex O'Connell  The Times

Rabbit's Bad Habits should become an instant modern classic. Stands shoulder to shoulder with Pooh and Toad. Cheeky, delightful and hilarious.  Eoin Colfer 

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ISBN: 9781444921717
Publication date: 27/07/2017
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444921717
Publication date: 27th July 2017
Author: Julian Gough
Illustrator: Jim Field
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Animals

About Julian Gough

Julian Gough is the author of several novels and children's books, some BBC radio plays, and the narrative at the end of the wonderful computer game, Minecraft (TIME magazine's computer game of the year). His first children's book, Rabbit's Bad Habits, published in 2016, has been widely critically-acclaimed; Neil Gaiman called 'a laugh-out-loud story', and Eoin Colfer called 'an instant modern classic'. Julian has won the BBC National Short Story Award and has been shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. He also, in his youth, wrote the words (and sang) on four albums by the cult Galway ...

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