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Thud!
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A hilarious picture book from Nick Butterworth, the highly-regarded, prize-winning, creator of Percy the Park Keeper. In a fantastical land where even warthogs are beautiful, the peace is shattered one day by the deafening thud of something very large nearby. Is it a monster? None of the animals feels brave enough to find out, but they know of an 'Ugly Beast' who might be able to help. And when they find him, the animals are in for a truly monstrous surprise. 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 engaging picture book is now reissued with an eye-catching, contemporary cover design. / Nick's picture book, 'The Whisperer' won the Nestle Children's Book Prize, 6-8 years category, and 'Thud', was runner-up for the Kurt Maschler Award. 'Tiger' was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Awards, 2006. / Competition: Mick Inkpen

About the Author

Nick Butterworth was born in 1946 in Kingsbury, North London and grew up in a sweet shop. He has worked as a graphic designer for major London design consultancies. Nick then launched into freelance graphics and illustrations working in partnership with three others, including Mick Inkpen. In 1981 his first children's book was published, B.B. Blacksheep and company

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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 Praise for The Whisperer: "We are not born with prejudice. We learn it. I welcome a book to help young people learn that our diversity is a gift -- a wonderful blessing from God. let us celebrate it." Desmond Tutu Archbishop Emeritus "Scrumptious pictures and sardonic text make this irresistible." The Times

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