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"I live with a jazz critic, two children and a hamster.
I am tall.
I am learning the violin.
I read a lot.
I like fudge.
I wanted to be an Apache when I grew up, but it didn't work out."
Ros is famous for her teenage fiction: she wrote and illustrated the best-selling Teenage Worrier series, published by Transworld, which have been translated in more than ten languages and, for the slightly younger reader, the Fab Four series, published by Orchard.
This no-worries guide to cooking is both chatty and informative in style and will be loved by teens. There are helpful survival recipes alongside recipes that are just plain fun interspersed by some great cartoon-style imagery. With over 120 recipes there’s plenty to get your teeth into.
Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 12 books feature greater use of literary language and more unusual and challenging vocabulary. Play scripts also feature from Level 12. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. Sentences become longer with greater use of conjunctions and relative clauses. Grammatical vowel endings are more evident to encourage fluent reading and to provide familiarity with some higher-level features of written Arabic. Renowned author and artist Ros Asquith has written and illustrated this gently humorous story of Firaas the Hippo who longs to play the cello. Children can follow his trek through the wild, wet jungle as he searches for a teacher who won't roar, snort, growl or hiss at him! The beautifully detailed illustrations of jungle and animals offer lots of discussion points, and there is a two page final spread showing numbered vignettes from the story to help recap and retell.
Aunty Cake is very kind and very good at baking, but she's not very good at remembering things. Her forgetfulness is always getting her into trouble ... but other people remember her kindness and help her out. This charming story ends happily at a party with plenty of cake! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
A charming story set on a Scottish island about one boy and a fib that gets out of control...Robbie's been spending lots of time with Uncle Poached Egg who has the bad habit of exaggerating a lot of his stories. When Robbie gets caught up in a fib of his own, it's bound to spell trouble! Light-hearted tale about the dangers of telling fibs with full colour illustrations from Katie Morag creator, Mairi Hedderwick. High quality cream paper and a special easy-to-read font ensure a smooth read for all.
Worry no more! Letty Chubb's guide to life has all the answers. It's all here, whether you're worried about exams or religion, cellulite or celibacy, spots or sex. Hilariously funny as well as insightful and informative, this is a must-read for all teenage worriers. The third book in the Teenage Worrier series.
Filled with glume? Like Lead balune? Worry no more! I, moi, Letty Chubb, aged 15, werld famous author of Worry-Free bukes for true teenage worriers, am on your side! Here, in this handy, V. Cheap thingy, is all you ever need to know about mind and body, from Acne to Zombie...
Fights, blights, spites! Dad wearing tights? Worry no more! I, moi, me, Letty Chubb, aged 15, Werld famous author of Worry-Free bukes for True Teenage Worriers, am on Your Side! Within this Tumble Home I mean, Humble Tome, is everything you need to know about...Families (arg, worry, yeech) from Aunts to Zoos.
Failing? Ailing? Always wailing? Worry no more! I, moi, me, Letty Chubb, aged 15, werld famous author of Worry-Free bukes of True Teenage Worriers, am on your side! Here, within this V. nice cheap, pocket-sized guide is Lots of v. interesting stuff about, er...success ...from Acting to Zest...
Letty Chubb's inimitable look at everything every Teenage Worrier needs to know to Thrive and Survive in these four A-Z guides: from Blind Dates and Lust to Love Bites and Tongues; Breakfast, Brothers and Nannies; Acne, Contraception and Swimming with Dolphins; Creativity, Girl Power and Teachers; and much, more more. All copiously illustrated with black-and-white cartoons on virtually every single spread.
This is the diary of a 15-year-old girl experiencing first love, first sexual experience - and then an accidental pregnancy. Characteristically, Ros Asquith tells the story with a mix of seriousness and frivolity. And it's not just about the pregnancy. This is the story of Amy (who longs to be a rock star); her best friends Lottie, Mad Alice and Debbie (also known as the band, Black Hole); her crazy home life with her dad (who's having an affair with the actress over the road), mum and a pair of chaotic little twin sisters; her school (also known as KFC or Broadmoor); her trip to the Glastonbury Festival - and - and - in other words, all the normal stuff of being a teenager. The UK has one of the highest incidences of teen pregnancy in the world. It's a non-stop media story. As with all Ros Asquith's previous books, she's researched the subject carefully and visited teenage mum groups. There will be a list of advice lines and websites at the back of the book.
Worry no more! Letty Chubb's guide to the passion and pain of lurve will help all teenage worriers find happiness. Deliciously funny as well as tackling serious issues, this is the ultimate handbook for affairs of the heart. From romance to pregnancy and quarrels to valentines, there's nothing more you'll need to know. Follow Letty's own tumultuous love life along the way. Will she succeed in her quest to win the heart of the elusive Daniel Hope? The brilliantly funny sequel to I Was a Teenage Worrier.
In The Boggart, Joe is trying to save the Saddest Man in the world, but he needs your help to follow the clues. Get lost inside this curious story but watch out for the gummy goblins, the Cavern of Doom, the Fiery Furnace and especially the sneaky Boggart. Chucklers is a series of funny novels, short stories, anthologies and comics that make reading a pleasure for 7-11 year olds. There is something for everyone in this varied collection which is packed with fantastic illustrations. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The series is written by top children's authors and edited by award-winning author Jeremy Strong. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
The IT'S NOT FAIRY flaps round all night, sorting out what's wrong or right . But there's so many kids saying it's not fair - she's ranting and raving and tearing her hair. She's shouting, 'The very next kids I meet, I'm pretty sure I'm going to EAT!' Billy and Mary say they don't believe in the It's Not Fairy - but that's before she turns up at their house! And it's not only the children she wants to bake into a fairy cake - Mum and Dad come in for their share of blame too. There's nothing for it - the whole family may have to change their ways and be nicer to each other! This is a wonderful, hilarious fantasy starring a very feisty fairy on a mission, which will have the whole family laughing out loud, as well as encouraging discussion about fairness.
Keith, King of Threggs, spinach-finder general and Lord of the Loonyverse, is ready to attack Earth with some very nasty baddies and an evil Thing called Mandy. Can Flowkwee, in his schoolboy disguise, save Earth for a third time? If you don't care, throw this book away. And never learn the significance of the Galactic Poodle. The final book in a hilarious series for young readers, illustrated throughout with wacky pictures by the author herself!
A side-splitting look at school life, from an alien point of view. Earth is such a weird place that Flowkwee, an alien who is visiting Earth disguised as a schoolboy, has put together a guide to help all his friends back on planet Faa get to grippers with baffling human ways. Arranged in A - Z Y order, he explains cute clever little Ants so unappreciated by humans, Clothes (including the very disappointing clothe called a 'jumper' that stays still and never jumps), Sweeties with their lovely crunchy wrappers . . . and much more.
Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children's books such as Trixie Tempest and Pass the Parcel), gives a masterclass on illustrating your own cartoons - with help from Trixie Tempest and others. This is an instructional book in the same style as Ros Asquith's turquoise level Collins Big Cat title, How to Make Storybooks. Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children's books such as Trixie Tempest and Pass the Parcel), gives a masterclass on illustrating your own cartoons - with help from Trixie Tempest and others. This is an instructional book in the same style as Ros Asquith's turquoise level Collins Big Cat title, How to Make Storybooks. Pages 14-15 provide a summary of the instructions, to consolidate understanding of the book, and as a useful reference for children drawing their own cartoons. Purple (Band 8) books contain more complex sentences, grouped in paragraphs of up to five sentences. Vocabulary is more unusual and challenging, and some literary language is used.
Will Flowkwee prove that four heads are better than one - and save Earth? Will all the miserable whining Earthlings and the fluffy clouds and chocolate and cheerful worms and cardboard be destroyed? If you are the kind of lazy good-for-nothing duffer of an Earthling who just browses on to another webpage then you'll never ever ever ever ever know. The second in a hilarious series for young readers, illustrated throughout with wacky pictures by the author herself!
Asquith's deceptively simple text shows us the world through the eyes of a young boy on his various adventures. One moment he's a 'water boy' at the seaside, the next he's a 'farm boy' playing with the animals. The book is aimed at children aged three and over.
Trixie's hilarious diary, written by acclaimed children's writer, Ros Asquith, tells of her plans to be a world famous trumpet player, horse rider and first child president of the world. She is also determined to teach animals to read! But when her beloved puppy is sick, everything changes. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: A humorous recount. A hilarious diary for her pet dog on pages 54-55 allow children to further explore the diary format, while reviewing the book from another perspective. Curriculum links: Citizenship: Animals and us. Developing our school grounds. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
When Cordelia finds out that her friend's dad is in prison, she starts a campaign to free him and find the real culprit. She's certain that an appalling miscarriage of justice has taken place and it's up to her to put it right. Cordelia is so preoccupied that she barely has time to think about her next book - a problem for someone who intends to be a successful novelist. But as her aunt, bestselling author Laura Hunt says in her Writer's Tips, Authors should write about what they know, and draw on all their experiences . Now, Cordelia is being a detective, she decides to write a literary whodunit!
Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children's books such as Trixie Tempest and Pass the Parcel), gives a masterclass on illustrating your own cartoons - with help from Trixie Tempest and others. This is an instructional book in the same style as Ros Asquith's turquoise level Collins Big Cat title, How to Make Storybooks. Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children's books such as Trixie Tempest and Pass the Parcel), gives a masterclass on illustrating your own cartoons - with help from Trixie Tempest and others. This is an instructional book in the same style as Ros Asquith's turquoise level Collins Big Cat title, How to Make Storybooks. Pages 14-15 provide a summary of the instructions, to consolidate understanding of the book, and as a useful reference for children drawing their own cartoons. Purple/Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language with some challenging vocabulary. Ideas for Guided Reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities. This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children books, gives a masterclass on writing and illustrating your own storybook . This is an instructional book with a difference, which takes young readers step by step through the writing process from first ideas to editing to illustrating and finally compiling their very own picture book. * Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. * Text type - An instruction text. * A flow chart on pages 22 and 23 shows the eight stages described in the book, from ideas to enjoying your story with other readers. * Curriculum links - DT: Making a storybook; ICT: Writing stories; communicating information using text. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
Hector the Hippo wants to play the cello more than anything else in the world. But who in the jungle will teach him? Most of the other animals laugh at the idea. Finally Hector meets a musician who can help him, a lyrebird. He practices everyday until he has a chance to play at a grand concert in front of all the other animals. * Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. * Text type - A story by a significant author. * A storyboard on pages 22 and 23 summarises the story in eight illustrations providing an opportunity to recap the key events. * Curriculum links - Music: Exploring sounds, Classroom instruments, Combining sounds to make music; Science: Animals; ICT: Using text and tables to develop ideas. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.