Nick Butterworth The Rescue Party

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The Rescue Party

 
9780001981072: The Rescue Party

Percy, the park keeper, is having a day off. It is a perfect day for doing nothing, so Percy and his friends settle down for a picnic and a nap. But the peace is disturbed when a little rabbit falls down a disused well. Percy devises a plan to rescue her - but it doesn't turn out quite as expected.

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Nick Butterworth was born in North London in 1946 and grew up in a sweetshop in Essex. He now lives in Suffolk with his wife Annette and they have two grown-up children, Ben and Amanda. The inspiration for the Percy the Park Keeper books came from Nick's many walks through the local park with the family dog Jake.

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PreSchool-Grade 1-Special, sweet, and funny, this book will delight young children. Percy the park keeper spends his day off relaxing with his animal friends. The first illustration depicts the man lounging against an old tree trunk, chewing on a long stem of grass; his anthropomorphized friends recline in identical positions. Everything is fine until a jumping game gets out of hand and a young rabbit falls into an abandoned well. Percy rushes to help, throwing her a long rope and instructing her to tie it tight. Not understanding what she is supposed to do, she ties it to the log she's sitting on and proceeds to find her own way out. The man and his helpers strain and pull until finally out pops the log-but no bunny. The following page folds out and out again, revealing a long line of befuddled animals-and a little rabbit holding onto the end. This fold-out page is clever but will not hold up well in a library. The bright watercolor illustrations depict the likable and humorous characters perfectly. A great read-aloud.
Jan Shephard Ross, Dixie Elementary Magnet School, Lexington, KY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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