Q Pootle 5
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|Format:||Paperback, 32 pages, New edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 05 January 2009|
A reissue of this popular title in an attractive new format Q Pootle 5 is on his way to a moon party when his rocket falls to Earth in need of some repairs...Q Pootle 5 thinks he knows what the problem is, in fact he is sure. The problem is that the rocket is broken, it needs a new rocket booster. But where on earth will this little alien find a rocket booster ? A green earthing comes along but he can't help and neither can three birds. Perhaps Colin the Cat might be able to help -- when he's finished his dinner that is...
About the Author
Nick Butterworth was born in Kingsbury, North London. He has worked as a graphic desinger for major London design consultancies. Nick then moved into freelance graphics and illustrations, working in partnerhsip with three others, including Mick Inkpen. In 1981 his first children's book was published, B. B. Blacksheep and Company. Nick has also worked as a television presenter on the children's programme Rub-a-Dub-Tub.
New format reissue of the first picture book featuring loveable little alien Q Pootle 5, from the creator of the popular Percy the Park Keeper series. Q Pootle 5 is on his way to a moon party when his rocket falls to Earth in need of some repairs! Q Pootle 5 thinks he knows what the problem is, in fact he is sure. The problem is that the rocket is broken, it needs a new rocket booster. But where on earth will this little alien find a rocket booster ? A green earthing comes along but he can't help and neither can three birds. Perhaps Colin the Cat might be able to help -- when he's finished his dinner that is! Key title / Nick Butterworth is the highly-renowned author-illustrator of the phenomenally successful 'Percy the Park Keeper' series which has been published in 16 languages, with worldwide sales of almost 7 million copies. / This title is reissued in a new format to match 'Q Pootle 5 in Space!'. / 'Q Pootle 5' has already sold almost 160,000 copies worldwide / Full of charm and humour, this book is made extra special with a surprise fold-out poster at the end. / Space and aliens have always held great appeal to small children and this title is an irresistible combination of these themes, with delightful characters. / Nick Butterworth's 'Albert le Blanc' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2002. 'Thud!' was runner -up for the Kurt Maschler award. 'Tiger' was shortlisted for the Book Trust Early Years Pre-School Award, 2006 and 'The Whisperer' was Nestle Children's Book Prize, Gold Medal Winner in the 6-8 years category, 2005. / Competition: Colin McNaughton, Jez Alborough, Mick Inkpen
K-Gr 2-An alien pilot late for a birthday party on the Moon crashes on Earth and makes repairs thanks to help from a friendly four-legged Earthling. This heartwarming tale of interspeciesfriendship features simple cartoon illustrations, a pithy text, and a climacticfoldout scene. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Praise for QPootle5: "An alien story with a difference! There's lots of laughs in this friendly, funny story and we loved the wonderfully low-tech DIY spaceship." Practical Parenting Praise for Albert le Blanc "Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive." The Independent "Butterworth's drawings have a comforting clarity and his stories develop straightforwardly so the book works for just about everyone." Sunday Times "Triumphant" The Observer
In this mild story, flying-saucer pilot Q Pootle 5 "is on his way to a moon party for his friend Z Pootle 6, but something has gone wrong." Nuts and bolts, along with a bottle cap, horseshoe and button, pop off his spaceship and scatter about the vacant white pages. The pea-soup-green alien (he looks like Ziggy, with antennae) makes an emergency landing on an utterly empty patch of ground. He gravely inspects his "rocket boosters," which look suspiciously like soup cans. Curious earthlings, a group of benign animal characters, cannot offer much help: "We're birds," one feathery creature explains. Finally, Q Pootle 5 uses a cat-food tin to repair his craft. A two-stage gatefold pictures him blasting off, then attending the party with his interplanetary friends, who fashion their own ships out of faucets, toilet plungers and spray cans. Butterworth (Percy the Park Keeper series; Jingle Bells) does some sly placement of household gadgets with his watercolor images. However, besides the attention-grabbing title, not much propels this good-natured but listless space caper. Ages 3-7. (July) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
|Publisher: ||HarperCollins Children's Books|
|Dimensions: ||26.0 x 25.0 x 0.0 centimeters (0.26 kg)|