A fascinating look into the world of bears for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. Full of facts about what bears like to eat and how cubs spend their first day. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Includes several pages of reading-related puzzles and internet links via the Usborne Quicklinks Website.
Sarah Courtauld lives in London and writes and illustrates funny books for children. Her favourite children's writers are Andy Stanton, Cressida Cowell and Lemony Snicket, although her all time favourite children's book is The Princess Bride.
Although is that really a children's book? She thinks of it more as a "timeless repository of wisdom for all humans".
She owns more pencils than is strictly necessary and can often be found drawing the goats in her local park. Her favourite cheese is "all of them". Buckle and Squash and The Monstrous Moat Dragon is not her first children's book, but it's the first one with jokes in it.
Acclaim for Buckle and Squash & the Monstrous Moat Dragon:
"Why would you buy this? Don't you know what those things are made of? Stop taunting me! Get away from me!"
Sidney The Tree.
"Funnier than most hoover manuals,"
Alfred Smallbucket, International Hoover Review.
Gertrude the goat.