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Elvis the Squirrel: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Written by Tony Bradman

Illustrated by Ashley King

Part of the Bloomsbury Young Readers Series

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Elvis the Squirrel: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Review

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Tony Bradman packs a great deal of adventure and humour into this little book, all presented in a way to make it ideal for new readers. Elvis is an impetuous young squirrel, and persuades his friend Chuck to leap onto the bird table without looking. Uh-oh, before you can say “Breakfast is served”, a huge crow called Ronnie has snatched Chuck away. Can Elvis persuade the other garden birds to help him in a rescue attempt? It’s a learning experience for Elvis, while readers will appreciate the short chapters and bright full colour illustrations, and as well as the exciting story of course, which all keep the pages turning smoothly


Andrea Reece

Elvis the Squirrel: A Bloomsbury Young Reader Synopsis

This lovely wildlife adventure from much loved author Tony Bradman (author of Through my Window and Dilly the Dinosaur) is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1.

Elvis the squirrel is always up for an adventure, especially when a good meal is involved. But when his best friend Chuck is carried off by Ronnie the raven, the biggest, meanest bird in the wood, it looks like Elvis might have bitten off more than he can chew. Can he come up with a cunning plan and persuade the local gang of garden birds to help him save his friend... or will Chuck become Ronnie's dinner?

Features engaging illustrations by Ashley King and quirky characters young readers will find it hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Gold Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 5+

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ISBN: 9781472950536
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472950536
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Tony Bradman
Illustrator: Ashley King
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Other Categories: Early Readers

About Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987. He is a hugely prolific author with a particular passion for bringing history to life for young people. He is a regular at all the major literary festivals, reviews for The Guardian and is the ...

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