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  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781780080024
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Hey, Presto!



A fabulous follow-up to GOOD LITTLE WOLF

Presto is a very talented magician, so when he and his friend Monty join a funfair and start a magic show things look good for our duo. But fame goes to Monty's head, and soon Presto loses his friend and his show! Will true friendship prevail? And will there be a touch of magic in the air?

  • Published: 3 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781780080024
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Nadia Shireen

Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.

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Praise for Hey, Presto!

Nadia Shireen's lively picture book is sure to bring a smile to children's faces. With delightful illustrations and something of the same quirky humour that characterised her acclaimed Good Little Wolf, this is a fun and engaging story about friendships and working together. Children will love exploring all the colourful spreads of the carnival, featuring all kinds of unexpected circus animals from Alice the Bearded Duck to Nancy the Amazing Fire-Eating Lizard, not to mention a snoozing ice-cream seller and a bison selling balloons

Booktrust website

It’s bright, bold and packed with fun illustrations leading children along with a nice tale – and lesson – about valuing friendship.

Tidy Books blog

It's a great book for toddlers and young children who have just started school or pre-school as they will be able to relate to the characters and talk to you about their friends (and "enemies" !) and how they feel about power struggles in the playground. The illustrations are very cute and are packed with details and little visual jokes that will have you pausing on each page before turning over to continue with the story.

The Madhouse Family Review blog

The illustrations are brilliant, the characters warm and the visual jokes delightful. While the children will enjoy the story, parents will love the bag of Cold Hard Cash, the penguin motorbike stunt team and other amusements nestling in the background in a very Aardman way. For those who have not yet read Nadia’s first book Good Little Wolf, do search it out. It’s probably one of the best children’s books created. 9/10

Chopsy Baby Online Parenting Magazine

A beautiful book which is suitable for young children. Filled with beautiful pictures which accompany the story perfectly, this book will appeal to both girls and boys of all ages. The book has a great message - friends are there in both the good and bad times and should be kept by your sides through thick and thin.

Sarah Broadhurst, Sarah's Book Reviews blog

As well as being a lovely story, it's a great life-lesson about getting too big for your boots, not being able to be good at everything and how friendship works...It's got quite a few funny bits in it so everybody gathered round to listen and it's been pulled out several times at bedtime already. It's a great book for toddlers and young children who have just started school or pre-school as they will be able to relate to the characters and talk to you about their friends (and "enemies" !) and how they feel about power struggles in the playground. The illustrations are very cute and are packed with details and little visual jokes that will have you pausing on each page before turning over to continue with the story.

Cheryl Pasquier, Madhouse Family Reviews! blog

Nadia Shireen's lively picture book is sure to bring a smile to children's faces. With delightful illustrations and something of the same quirky humour that characterised her acclaimed Good Little Wolf, this is a fun and engaging story about friendships and working together. Children will love exploring all the colourful spreads of the carnival, featuring all kinds of unexpected circus animals from Alice the Bearded Duck to Nancy the Amazing Fire-Eating Lizard, not to mention a snoozing ice-cream seller and a bison selling balloons.

Booktrust

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