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Michael Evans is a new talent in the world of picture books and it’s a real feather in his cap that an established author of Nick Butterworth’s calibre has chosen to collaborate. Michael’s artwork is fresh, child-friendly, and bursting with lovingly observed detail. Painted in sparkling colour, with a soft line and wash technique, his illustrations are both accessible and highly accomplished. It’s a wonderfully satisfying read, full of humour and affection. The story addresses the important subject of children having difficulty getting to sleep and is a heart-warming tale about the comfort to be had from a special bedtime toy.
Waaaa! This is the sound that comes from Freddie Small's bedroom as soon as the word bedtime is mentioned. His mum and dad are at the wits' end. They've tried everything to comfort him. And, what's worse, Freddie is going to stay with his gran - how will she cope?
|Publication date:||3rd September 2007|
|Publisher:||Egmont Childrens Books|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
Nick Butterworth was born in Kingsbury, North London in 1946, but moved to Romford in Essex with his parents at the age of three. They moved to run a sweet shop, so Nick found himself fulfilling every child's sugar-coated dream of growing up right inside the proverbial chocolate factory. Having intended to go to art college after leaving school, Nick decided to take a job as a typographic designer in the printing department of the National Children's Home at the last minute instead. He went on to work for several major London design consultancies before moving into freelance graphics. He has ...More About Nick Butterworth