The Big Bottom Hunt

Lari Don; Illustrated by Gabby Grant

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£5.99
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Available to buy

Quick Look

Sandy and Ella find a telescope on the beach. The only clue is the large bottom print in the sand next to it. They embark on a hunt through the village to find the owner.

Format:
paperback
Size:
254 x 210 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Kelpies
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9780863157455
Publication date:
22 Apr 2010
Series:
Picture Kelpies

Description

Sandy and Ella are out playing on the beach one day when they spot something sparkling by the jaggy rocks. They run over to see what it is, and find a telescope that someone has left behind. But how will they find the owner?

Then they see a funny shape in the sand -- and realise it's a bottom print! They run back home for their art kit and trace the print. Then the big bottom hunt begins, as they ask each villager in turn, 'Is this your bottom?'

A delightful and very funny story from Edinburgh writer and storyteller Lari Don, illustrated with great charm by up-and-coming illustrator Gabby Grant.

Reviews

'Children love being able to say "bottom" without being naughty or cheeky and the charming illustrations are also great fun... It is great fun and just a little bit "cheeky!"'
-- Suse Coon, Lothian Life

'Excellent bedtime or early reader. Beautifully told and illustrated, (and children really enjoy the fact 'bottoms' are mentioned many times!)'
-- Armadillo

'The Big Bottom Hunt by Lari Don is a delight.'
-- EYE (Early Years Educator) Magazine

'Playing detectives is great fun, and the repetition of the word bottom - plus delightfully realistic pictures - provides even more merriment.
-- Julia Jarman, Carousel, Spring 2011

Author

Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of two other picture books, How to Make a Heron Happy and Orange Juice Peas, as well as five novels for children: First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts; Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps; Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks; Maze Running and Other Magical Missions; and Rocking Horse War.

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.laridon.co.uk

Gabby Grant studied illustration at Westminster University, London. She combines illustration with graphic design and prop-making for TV and film, and has worked on programmes ranging from Newsnight to Harry Hill's TV Burp.

Media

The Big Bottom Hunt is in Floris Books' range of Picture Kelpie Scottish children's picture books. Parents of young children might also enjoy the dedicated Picture Kelpies website. Download and print out games, colouring and jokes for your children based on Picture Kelpie favourites, and find out more about these quality Scottish picture books to enjoy together.

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