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Nicola Colton is an Irish illustrator living in Bristol and is the creator of the popular `People of Bristol'. Her work has featured in editorials, print and web campaigns for clients such as Boots UK and Failte Ireland and in various exhibitions. Her debut picture book, A Dublin Fairytale (O'Brien Press), was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2015 and Zim Zam Zoom! (Otter-Barry Books) was longlisted for the CLiPPA and UKLA Book Awards 2017.
March 2019 Book of the Month | Jasper is the type of cat who knows what he likes. He likes his smart flat and his smart wardrobe (lots of bow ties). He’s determined to be accepted into the Sophisticats club, ‘for the finest felines around’, and invites them to dinner. Somehow though while doing the shopping he meets the scruffiest puppy you can imagine. When Scruff follows him home it looks like Jasper’s dinner party will be ruined but in a surprise ending he discovers that maybe the little puppy is exactly the right kind of friend after all. It’s a fun story about friendship and acceptance, and Jasper and Scruff are very appealing characters especially in Nicola Colton’s boisterous illustrations. A great book to share, but it’s also just right for newly independent readers.
A lovely, lively and varied collection of verse that invites gleeful participation from its intended audience. 16 poems to read out loud - perfect for sharing at home or at school. Shortlisted for the CLPE Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017. Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award.
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