Alan Gibbons, Rachel Gibbons, and Megan Gibbons - Weird Sports Day - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9781444012811
    • Publication date:02 Jul 2015
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Weird Sports Day

Book 2

By Alan Gibbons, Rachel Gibbons, and Megan Gibbons
Illustrated by Jane Porter

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A brand new full colour blue Early Reader story about Katie Cat and her weirdibeast friends from million copy selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel.

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

It's Katie Cat's Sports Day. She and her friends must race faster than cheetahs, bounce better than kangaroos and climb higher than monkeys!

A delightful story from million copy selling author Alan Gibbons writing with his daughters, Megan and Rachel.

Biographical Notes

Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals. He travels globally and is known the length and breadth of the country for his high profile Campaign for the Book and school visits.

Alan is writing with his twin daughters Megan and Rachel. Megan works for a major international bank. Rachel graduated with a First in Education Studies and Early Years and has completed her teaching qualification. They both love dance. The Weirdibeasts stories are their first books together.

Visit Alan's website at http://www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at http://alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mygibbo, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08. Follow Megan and Rachel on Twitter @weirdybeasts.

Jane Porter is a children's illustrator whose work ranges from picture and novelty books to children's maps, murals and hand-made books suitable for outreach work. She also runs a weekly art class for under 5s. Follow Jane on Twitter @TheJanePorter.

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  • ISBN: 9781444012804
  • Publication date: 02 Jul 2015
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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