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Rocco and the Big Bear Trick

Written by Lou Kuenzler

Illustrated by Brendan Kearney

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Rocco and the Big Bear Trick Synopsis

Rocco the cave boy is dreading the terrible termite test that his teacher is planning. He knows nothing about bugs or minibeasts ... but he does know how to play brilliant tricks on people. Rocco comes up with his best prank ever to stop the test from taking place, but sometimes even a trickster finds that things don’t go to plan!

Rising Stars Reading Planet for Key Stage 2 fully engages with today's world through exciting book-banded fiction and non-fiction readers that explore modern topics and themes. It promotes gender equality and diversity with characters and stories that will inspire young readers of today and is written for the demands of the new curriculum.

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ISBN: 9781510444256
Publication date: 22/02/2019
Publisher: Rising Stars UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781510444256
Publication date: 22nd February 2019
Author: Lou Kuenzler
Illustrator: Brendan Kearney
Publisher: Rising Stars UK Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 7+ readers

About Lou Kuenzler

With a background as a theatre director and lecturer, Lou grew up on a remote sheep farm in Devon. There weren't many other children around so she used to put on plays with the chickens (absolutely true!) and tell stories to the lambs. Lou now lives in London with her family and tells stories to them and to Willesden her dog.  In this picture he is in the garden helping Lou write one of her Shrinking Violet books. Will says he came up with all the good jokes in that chapter! Do have a read of Lou's books and ...

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