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    • ISBN:9780349131931
    • Publication date:11 Feb 2016
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The Stormy Day

Book 2

By Jenny Colgan
Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

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The second children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.

Polly and Neil are back in the second gorgeous children's book from Sunday Times bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan. Perfect for reading aloud and including fun activities based on the story.

The boat masts jangled louder and louder. Above their heads, black clouds gathered. Polly shivered, and then the rain started to fall: plop, plop, plop.

Polly is waiting for something important to happen. But waiting is hard. It's even harder when it's raining and you can't go outside...

Can Polly find enough to do to keep busy ALL day? And what will happen when her puffin friend, Neil, decides to fly off into the storm?


Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains recipes, activities and rhymes in addition to the story.

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  • ISBN: 9780349131924
  • Publication date: 11 Feb 2016
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
These books are beautifully produced with nicely designed pages, including black and white and spot-colour illustrations, so they are not at all daunting for readers developing in confidence... I look forward to seeing more of Polly and the Puffin's adventures — June Wells, Reading Zone
Colgan's emotional intelligence and the charming illustrations by Thomas Docherty make this a great gift — newstatesman.com
A gentle seaside tale from the bestselling author with striking black-and-orange illustrations plus fun activities based on the story — Daily Express
A charming tale that is great for bedtime stories and early readers — Surrey Advertiser
With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud ... Jenny Colgan's new series is great to teach kids how to love animals unconditionally, by letting them free and respecting their animal nature — London Mums Magazine
A sweet tale of a puffin with a broken wing and the little girl who puts him to rights. — Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express
We loved the first adventure with Polly and Neil, and we equally enjoyed The Stormy Day, these two characters are delightful ... perfect for holiday reading — hotbrandsandcoolplaces.com
An absolute joy, beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, a delight for children and adults alike — hotbrandscoolplaces.com
Such a nice read — mummyfromtheheart.com
A great gift for kids of four and above — New Statesman
A gentle, heart-warming tale — The Herald, Glasgow
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Happy Christmas

Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
Contributors:
Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty

The fourth children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud - especially at Christmas!Polly and her puffin friend Neil have wrapped presents, practised for the village nativity and written their lists for Santa. But Christmas is taking a very long time to arrive. And Polly isn't enjoying the wait.What's worse, Neil is busy helping to keep an egg warm, so he hasn't got much time to play. Will it EVER be Christmas? And will a tiny little puffling hatch in time for the big day?Perfect for bedtime stories and early readers. From the bestselling author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.Contains lots of fun festive recipes and activities in addition to the story.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The New Friend

Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
Contributors:
Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Polly and the Puffin

Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty
Contributors:
Jenny Colgan, Thomas Docherty

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has been a writer for 20 years, after working in-house for Usborne Publishing and Walker Books. She specialises in the natural world, religion and mythology but is always looking for new challenges. Among her many titles are the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series for Scholastic Children's Books which won the Blue Peter Book Award for the Best Book with Facts in 2009 and the Tivy Education Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for an outstanding contribution to geographical education. Anita lives in northern England with her husband, children, dogs and cat. She enjoys reading, walking the Moors, playing tennis and dreaming of winning Wimbledon.

Ann Bryant

Ann has published well over a hundred books, largely children's fiction, for ages 3 - 12, but also some music resources for primary school teachers. She loves doing school author visits and giving music workshops for teachers, and when she's not working she likes reading, cinema, theatre, cycling, swimming, walking, going to the gym, being with family and friends. She has two daughters and lives with her husband, who does all the cooking - (result!) - in Kent.

Anna Matthew

Anna Matthew lived in a seaside town and spent lots of time playing on the beach, in the park and in the street. Now her two children are growing up, she can write about their fun and games, too!

Anne Cassidy

Anne Cassidy has an established reputation in the world of young adult fiction. She has published several titles for Scholastic, including the East End Murders series for Point Crime as well as her stand alone novels, Talking to Strangers and the Hidden Child, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1998. The powerful Looking for JJ was shortlisted for many awards including the Whitbread, and won the Booktrust Teenage Book Award in 2004. Anne draws on her own interests and experiences for her novels, and writes about issues that are close to her heart. Anne also loves writing stories for younger readers. She lives in London.

Caryn Jenner

Caryn Jenner was born and raised in the USA, but has lived all her adult life in the UK. The very best thing she's ever done in her life is adopting her fabulous and fascinating daughter. The next best thing is working with children as a school volunteer. She also enjoys writing and editing books for children. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and cats.

Claire Llewellyn

Claire Llewellyn was an editor of children's fiction and non-fiction for over ten years before becoming a writer, specializing in books for younger readers. Her 'My First Book of Time' won TES Junior Information Book Award in 1992. Since then, she has written over 50 children's books on a wide range of subjects.

Clare De Marco

Clare lives in London with her husband, son and daughter. She is always sharing stories with young, and not so young, children.

Clare Hibbert

Clare specializes in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, art and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Clare likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan.

Claudia Venturini

Claudia works full time as a children's book illustrator and also runs her own workshops for children. She has over 20 years experience in design and illustration. She lives in Ferra, Italy.

Jen Green

Jen Green received a doctorate from the University of Sussex (Dept of English and American Studies) in 1982. She worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer, who has written over 150 books for children. Her book 'Your Feelings: I'm Special' was short-listed for the NASEN Special Needs Award.

Jillian Powell

Jillian Powell has an MA in English from Cambridge University and an M.Phil in Art History from the Courtauld Institute, London. She is an experienced writer of children's fiction and non-fiction, and has written on many social issues.

Julia Jarman

Julia Jarman has won the Stockport Schools' Book Award twice for her brilliant picture book texts! After studying English and Drama at Manchester University, she became a teacher. Julia has been writing for over fifteen years and in that time has written ten novels and over seventy shorter books. Initially, she was encouraged to write by her three children who asked for 'real characters like us', with the girls asking for 'lots of scary bits.' Recently, she has become a grandmother, inspiring her to write her fabulous picture book texts. She has also been influenced by her three cats! Julia keeps in touch with readers through her numerous visits to schools and libraries where she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for facts and fiction. For more information on Julia Jarman visit her happy zappy website www.juliajarman.com Julia lives in an English village near Bedford.

Karen Wallace

A Canadian, Karen Wallace gained a degree in English from London University. Shortly afterwards she and her husband went to Toronto and worked in the publishing business. A few years later they moved to Ireland with their two young sons, and returned to England in 1982. She now writes full-time for children and for children's television. She and illustrator Mike Bostock won the TES Information Book Award for THINK OF AN EEL (Walker Books). Her novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTSE was short-listed for the Guardian Award. She is married to novelist Sam Llewellyn.

Louise John

Louise John is the editor of Start Reading. She has edited children's books for years and is now using her skills to write.

Louise Redshaw

Louise loves creating characters and bringing them to life in her artwork. She graduated from De Montfort University in 2001 and since then has illustrated many children's books.

Maggie Moore

Maggie is an experienced author and has written numerous books for children, including a range of young reader books for Franklin Watts. She lives in the West Midlands.

Malachy Doyle

Malachy Doyle lives on a tiny island off the coast of County Donegal in Ireland, with his wife, cats, dogs, hens and ducks. Malachy has written over a hundred books, including Charlie is My Darling for Orchard, and My Dad's a Balloon and Bluebird and Coyote for Watts.