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July 2018 Book of the Month |
Lydia Monks’ new series is perfect for little children particularly those just starting nursery or reception. Frog is the star of this story which recounts his adventures on the school trip. He’s a very bouncy character and is so excited at the prospect of the day out that he can’t keep still at all. Wise Miss Hoot tells everyone to hold hands to avoid getting lost, but Frog can’t resist heading off on his own… All ends well though and the final page shows Frog and his daddy hopping home together very happily. There’s no mistaking the range of emotions felt by Frog, they are so clearly depicted in the illustrations, and his little friends are just as engaging and characterful. An excellent first book, lovely to look at, with a real story and lots to discuss throughout.
Welcome to Twit Twoo School! Meet Frog, Mouse, Mole, Owl, Rabbit and their teacher Miss Hoot at their fun-filled treetop school. Frog just can't sit still - he is always bouncing around and he can't wait to go exploring underground with Miss Hoot and all his friends. But when Frog hops off on his own, he soon realises he doesn't know the way back again . . .
Frog Hops Off! is a warm and funny adventure story with a gentle message about listening, perfect for preschool readers. With a cast of adorable animal characters and bright, bold, distinctive illustrations from the award-winning Lydia Monks, illustrator of the bestselling What the Ladybird Heard series, the Twit Twoo School series is sure to delight young children.
Warm, reassuring storytelling, ideal for young children settling into nursery or school. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller
Praise for Mouse's Big Day
A warm and funny story about friendship, and the perfect picture book to offer encouragement to any child who is starting school or nursery. Lancashire Evening Post
The colours and characters zing off the page in Monks gorgeously bright, cheerful style. The Bookseller
|Publication date:||14th June 2018|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Lydia illustrates several bestselling series including the What the Ladybird Heard adventures and Princess Mirror-Belle, written by Julia Donaldson. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award, the Stockport Children’s Book Award and multiple nominations for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author and illustrator of the preschool picture book series Twit Twoo School. Lydia lives in Sheffield. Photo credit - Rob King Things you ...More About Lydia Monks
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