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Francis the Scaredy Cat [Paperback]

Ed Boxall
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6 Oct 2003
Francis has a secret, even from his best friend Ben: he's a scaredy-cat. Most of all, he's scared of the whispery hissy monster out on the big tree. But one dark, stormy night, Francis has to face his fear.

Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (6 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744594855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744594850
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 22.8 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Ed Boxall is a writer and artist from the seaside town of Hastings, UK. He has written several children's books for Walker books including the highly acclaimed 'Francis The Scaredy Cat'. He publishes his own more quirky books as 'The Pearbox Press'. These include 'The Shell Collector', 'The Gardener' and lovely kid's poetry collection 'Me and The Night Lion'. Ed is also a storyteller and uses his own handmade lamplit pop-up books to create "An entirely enchanting and captivating experience that children and adults love".

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About the Author

Ed Boxall says "I got the idea for Francis the Scaredy Cat from looking back to when I was a child and remembering that I felt I was a little bit different from everyone else." This is Ed's very first picture book. He lives in Hastings with his wife and their big, fluffy cat, who is a bit of a scaredy cat too! --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
......face your fear - it is never as bad as you think!

And in this delightful book, it all ends well, as one would expect, for this age group!

28 shiny high quality pages, in the popular 2-page spread format. Pages are highly coloured with bold text.
The two opening pages are further enhanced by the first line of text being in extra large text (see above image), making it easy to follow, recognise and.... repeat, in due course.
Illustrated throughout with the most appealing drawings, even on the darker pages!
Lively descriptive text.

Example of text:

'This is Francis.
Francis likes to read stories.
He loves bubble baths, and hunting carrots.
......Francis is a happy cat, but he has a secret.
A secret even from Ben.
Francis is a scaredy-cat........
...Francis knew what he had to do.
He peeped outside at the dark night.
He crept into the garden.
He climbed the big tree to rescue his friend.
He was shaking from the tip of his wet nose to the end of his fluffy tail......'

Super story which is bound to be requested time after time, once any initial doubt is unfounded!
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3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD FOR CHILDREN 5 Jun 2014
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Very good book well illustrated. ED BOXALL should do more books and get a re print done as it was impossible to buy new at a fair price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 7 Mar 2014
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One of the best children's books we've had. The artwork is sublime and the story is captivating, on its twentieth read already :)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Review from a 3-year old 27 Aug 2008
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My three-year old daughter LOVED this and wanted it read to her dozens of times, which is unusual for her. It's a nice story with good illustrations, so I was (fairly) happy to comply...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 31 Mar 2014
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Lovely book - quickly sent !
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