After The Storm (Percy the Park Keeper)

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9780001936188: After The Storm (Percy the Park Keeper)

Percy, the park keeper is having a sleepless night. A storm is raging outside his hut; there is thunder and lightning and pouring rain, but worst of all, there is the wind! When Percy gets up following morning he expects to have a lot of clearing up to do in the park -- but it is even worse than he imagined. The old oak tree which was home to many of his animal friends had been blown down. Where will Percy's friends live now? Percy sets off and very soon has devised a plan, the results of which produce a very big surprise indeed! 'One Snowy Night,' Nick Butterworth's first picture story book about Percy and his friends was an instant success and has already sold almost a quarter of million copies. Now Percy the gentle park keeper and his friends appear in a brand new story.

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A storm is raging through the park causing Percy, the park keeper, to have a sleepless night worrying about the damage being done to his beloved park. When he gets up the next morning he finds the old oak tree has been blown down. This is a disaster for all his animal friends who used the tree as their home. Fortunately, Percy is on hand to help find them a new place to live.

The simple text and expressive illustrations perfectly combine to create a picture storybook that is ideal for reading aloud to young children. The poster-sized gatefold at the end is an added surprise and is a superb example of Nick Butterworth's skills as an illustrator. (Ages 2 to 6)

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After the Storm:
‘…look no further for the best present for any child from two to six.’ Susan Hill, The Sunday Times

The Rescue Party:
‘…it’s good for reading aloud to under-fives, and later the six-pluses will still want to read it themselves.’ The Independent on Sunday

Percy’s Bumpy Ride:
‘Imaginatively detailed illustrations and just the right amount of suspense.’ Practical Parenting

One Snowy Night
‘A heartwarming bedtime tale…’ Susan Hill, The Independent

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