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Russell and the Lost Treasure by Rob Scotton

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If you are hearing that toddler mantra of ‘can’t get to sleep’ or ‘don’t want to go to sleep’ then this is the picture book for you.

Russell the sheep suffers from insomnia but in the end his adventures are so exhausting he goes to sleep. Enthralling, enchanting and soothing by turns, toddlers will be drawn in by the simple text and delightfully understated illustrations. A bedtime read par excellence.


Russell and the Lost Treasure by Rob Scotton

Russell, the sheep is back again in another great adventure - searching for lost treasure! Russell, the sheep is thrilled with his latest discovery: a chest containing the Lost Treasure of Frogsbottom Field. What will he find when he turns the key? Russell is so disappointed when he opens the chest to find some useless items and an ancient camera. But when the camera accidentally goes off with a bright Flash! Russell realizes there is a whole new world ready for his creativity. Soon Russell finds himself with a treasury rich in photos. Each page is brilliantly illustrated as Russell discovers new things to take pictures of. Follow along to see all of Russell's new riches!


Praise for `Russell the Sheep':

`Russell the Sheep is completely engaging and bound to become a star of the future.
The Bookseller

`This is the delicious tale of a sheep who can't sleep.
Daily Express

`Charming tale.

`This quirky bedtime story...will amuse and appeal to the very young.
Family Interest Magazine

`Gorgeous, gently coloured illustrations...A perfect bedtime story.
Eastern Daily Press

About the Author

Rob Scotton

Rob Scotton is one of Great Britain's leading illustrators. His work can be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honours graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

Rob had only to look out of his studio window to find the inspiration for Russell. The rolling countryside surrounding his home is brimming with sheep, other wildlife, sheep, rural beauty, and more sheep. russell the sheep is his first picture book.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2006


Rob Scotton

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Harpercollins Publishers


32 pages


Picture books



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