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Two Can Play

Written by Margaret Sturton

Illustrated by Margaret Sturton

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Two Can Play Review

Featured Books for 3+ readers Humorous Stories about Animals

Margaret Sturton breathes new life into a classic story – how do you get everyone to share the jobs that need to be done?

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2021

Cat decides that the garden needs work to make it magnificent. It needs planning and digging and planting and weeding and, finally, picking. Puss doesn’t want to do any of the jobs. She just wants to play! Cat sets about the tasks eagerly and repeatedly asks Puss to join in. Her reply is always the same: she just wants to play. But in the illustrations, young readers will see that she gradually takes more and more notice. She can see that work is fun and that the results of the it are very satisfying particularly when it comes to a delicious meal made from everything that has been grown! Luckily, Cat is very forgiving and soon Cat and Puss are sharing the washing up – and playing.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for August 2021

Ten Delicious Teachers by Ross Montgomery and Sarah Warburton

Two Can Play by Margaret Sturton

Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival

I Am An Artist by Kertu Sillaste

The Upper World by Femi Fadugba

Sing Like a Whale Learn how to make a noise like the animals do! by Moira Butterfield

Two Can Play Synopsis

Cat likes to work in the garden digging, planting seeds and growing vegetables. Puss doesn't appear to see the point in gardening, she likes to be in the house sitting around drinking tea. But Puss really likes to eat delicious food, so when Cat makes a feast with her harvest, Puss wants to share...

A wry tale of hard work and reward from rising star Margaret Sturton.

Margaret's debut picture book A Fox Called Herbert has been longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2021 and the Jhalak Prize 2021.

Two Can Play Press Reviews

A cheeky little lesson in a fine feline fable - Kirkus

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ISBN: 9781783449231
Publication date: 05/08/2021
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781783449231
Publication date: 5th August 2021
Author: Margaret Sturton
Illustrator: Margaret Sturton
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Humorous, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Margaret Sturton

Margaret Sturton is a Hampshire-based author and illustrator who studied a BA and MA in Fine Art Sculpture, and subsequently gained an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Margaret's mixed ethnic heritage inspires her exploration of identity and belonging, and A Fox Called Herbert came to her on a train journey as the words 'I am a fox' sprung into her mind.

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