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Percy's Bumpy Ride Audio Cassette – 2000


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Harper Collins (2000)
  • ASIN: B001GA9Q12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,916,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nick Butterworth was born in north London in 1946 and grew up in a sweet shop. As a boy, he always loved drawing and had an insatiable appetite for stories, two passions which have continued into adulthood. After a conjurer made an appearance at one of his birthday parties he also developed a fascination with magic. (His own prowess as a conjurer was called into question by his daughter, just before her eighth birthday. "Dad, you're not going to do your magic at my party again this year, are you?" she said.)
On leaving school, he worked as a graphic designer and in 1970, he formed his own consultancy with three others, including long time friend and fellow author Mick Inkpen who, "joined the studio during his gap year and just, sort of, stayed."
In 1980, Nick decided to concentrate on illustration. His first book for children, B. B. Blacksheep And Company, was published the next year. His first writings for children appeared in the Sunday Express Magazine in the shape of a regular feature called Upney Junction.
With the advent of breakfast TV, he became a regular presenter on the TV-AM children's programme Rub-a-dub-tub, telling stories and illustrating them live.
Nick's books, have sold over twelve million copies around the world in more than twenty-five foreign languages. They have featured frequently on short lists and won several prestigious awards, including Nick's favourite, The Nestle Gold Award for The Whisperer.
Percy the Park Keeper, who accounts for some seven million of Nick's total sales, first appeared in 1989 in One Snowy Night, and has been the subject of a series of animated films for television. Nick is now a partner in a production company, Snapper, with the aim of producing high quality animation for children's television. Nick's Q Pootle 5, a little alien character, is in development.
Nick lives in Essex and is married to Annette who is also a writer. They have two grown up children Ben and Amanda and two grandchildren, Harry and Thomas. Nick feels very much at home with children of all ages. He enjoys visiting schools and book events whenever he can. He has also gained a reputation as an entertaining and inspirational speaker at more grown up conventions and gatherings of parents and teachers etc, and is a frequent speaker at major book festivals such as Edinburgh, Cheltenham and The Hay.

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Audiobook. One of the Percy The Park Keeper series of books by Nick Butterworth. Narrated by Jim Broadbent.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 April 2001
Format: Paperback
Percy's Bumpy Ride is a favourite of both my 3 and 5 years olds, as well as the one among the series that I most enjoy reading to them. This story breaks free from the bounds of the imaginative and touches fantasy as Percy's new mower leaves the ground to fly over the countryside. Magically, all the world seems caught up in the dream flight, as a flock of sheep forms messages to the party above and ends up saving the day. A great read especially before bedtime.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Howard on 19 Feb. 2010
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Like all Percy the Park Keeper books, this story is warm and gentle, with beautiful illustrations. Percy decides to make his own lawnmower to cut the park grass more efficiently, but perhaps shouldn't have added the helicopter-style rotor blades... There is plenty of humour in here - for children and adults - and a flock of helpful sheep provide a happy ending. My 21 month old son loves this and wants to read it again and again. You can't go wrong with Percy...
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By SKD on 10 Mar. 2013
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As always Nick Butterworth gives us another Percy the Park Keeper classic. I have been buying Percy books since my nephew was little and he is 17 now! But now my son (age 5) and daughter (nearly 2) love him too. An exciting story illustrated with wonderful illustrations. There is laughter, adventure and of course Percy animal friends including Badger, Fox, Hedgehog and Owl to keep children and adults alike entertained.
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By RebeccaJ on 30 Nov. 2010
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A great adventure of Percy and his friends in the park. My daughter really enjoys his stories (by Nick Butterworth). This one is a bit more unrealistic about them flying on a lawnmower machine he's made. Not quite as classic as One snowy night but still a good story and popular with children
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By L. J. Main on 15 Aug. 2012
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We all love a bit of Percy the park keeper, and this one is just as good. Its not an absolute favourite of the owner (that is The Secret Path) but it makes for a bit of bedtime variety and as with all this authors books, they are fun and easy to follow, with wonderfull illustrations.
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As usual, this is another Percy book which my 6 year old granddaughter loves. We are gradually collecting all Percy books as they are a perfect transition from baby books to beginning to read for oneself. I have previously found it quite difficult to find books in this category.
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Tales From Percy's Park - Percy's Bumpy RidePercy the Park keeper books are a big favourite in this household - they are read over and over again. This one hasn't disappointed, very entertaining story and just the right length to keep a toddler entertained.
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By mulvguern on 1 Jan. 2013
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We were completely entraced by this great book - having read other Percy titles, it was lovely to have another one to get our teeth into. My six year old was gripped by the storyline and loved the ending.

A very worthwhile read and gorgeous illustrations as always.
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