Cover image for Jingle bells
Title:
Jingle bells
Author:
Butterworth, Nick, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Summary:
After Angus the cat spoils their Christmas, two mice named Lottie and Jack contrive a plan to keep out of Angus's way.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
500 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780007583997
Format :
Book

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Summary

Join some very enterprising mice in this mini hardback edition of the fun-filled festive book from best-selling creator of the Percy the Park Keeper Books, Nick Butterworth. A great Christmas stocking filler

Christmas time, a happy time - or so it should be. But for two small mice, Lottie and Jack, Christmas Eve is overshadowed by one big problem... That Cat. How can they stop him from spoiling everything? Their friend, the wise rat, Ton Chee, has an idea involving a little golden bell ... but will it work?


Author Notes

Nick Butterworth was born April 15, 1946 in Britain. He is a British children's author and illustrator. He was educated at the Royal Liberty School in Gidea Park. He left home to work as an apprentice as a typographical designer with the National Children's Home before working at Crosby Fletcher Forbes (the forerunner of design agency Pentagram) and then leaving to become a freelance graphic designer in partnership with fellow long-standing friend and children's writer and illustrator, Mick Inkpen. Their published collaborations include 'Just Like Jasper', 'Jasper's Beanstalk', 'The Sports Day', 'The Nativity Play' and 'Wonderful Earth'.

His works include several books about Percy the Park Keeper, the first of which was entitled One Snowy Night. Percy also appeared in his own animated television series. He has written and illustrated other children's books including Thud!, The Whisperer - Winner of the Nestle Prize 2005, and two books about Q Pootle 5, a space-dweller whose friends include Oopsy and Planet Dave, and Tiger. Nick Butterworth is also a founding partner of Snapper Productions which is producing the animated series of his best-selling books Q Pootle 5.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. In this amusing Christmas tale, two mice, Lottie and Jack, are being tormented by Angus, the house cat. Angus even tells Santa that the mice have gone away for Christmas--so no presents. Then two felicitous events occur. The mice find a jingle bell and go to talk to a wise old rat. The next day, Angus gets a late Christmas present. Angus' owner is delighted with the little bell on the red string and insists Angus wear it. The mice, too, are glad their plan has worked so well; now they hear Angus coming. The story is clever, and the ink-and-watercolor art is particularly nice. Butterworth imbues his characters with plenty of personality both in the text and in the pictures. The book is delightfully designed, with the framed pictures on pages of snow; librarians, however, may want to snip the red ribbons that tie the front and back covers together like a gift. An excellent addition to holiday story hours. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2‘Living in a stable, Jack and Lottie would be happy farm mice if it weren't for Angus, That Cat who steals their Christmas food, writes a note to Santa telling him they are away, and generally terrorizes them any chance he gets. Finally they appeal to the wise rat Ton-Chee for help and the three come up with a clever plan to bell the dreaded feline. The simply told story makes a good nonsectarian read-aloud. Though they are too small for large groups, the charming watercolors are full of humorous details and character. Children will enjoy these plucky mice who work together to ensure a happier new year once their enemy is foiled.‘AC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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