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Q Pootle 5 Paperback – 5 Nov 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New Ed edition (5 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000664712X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006647126
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 23.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 477,027 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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Praise for QPootle5:
“An alien story with a difference! There’s lots of laughs in this friendly, funny story and we loved the wonderfully low-tech DIY spaceship.”
Practical Parenting

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''Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.'' The Independent

‘’Butterworth’s drawings have a comforting clarity and his stories develop straightforwardly so the book works for just about everyone.’’ Sunday Times

‘’Triumphant’’ The Observer

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'Q Pootle five has landed.
He has come to earth.
But earth is not where Q Pootle 5 wants to be.'

Q Pootle five is on his way to a moon party but one of his rocket boosters won't boost and his spaceship just won't fly. The worried little alien enlists some help. But will a small green frog, three birds and a cat called Colin really be able to fix the spaceship and get Q Pootle to his party on time?

"All the classic Butterworth hallmarks of originality, imagination and gentle humour."
PRIMA BABY

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Format: Paperback
Nick Butterworth is a staple author for Year 1 classes and has produced amazingly engaging work, so it has come as no surprise that this book in particular was warmly received in various classes I have chosen to read it to.

With special emphasis upon PSHE (team work, cooperation, consideration for others and acceptance of different social and cultural backgrounds), there is something for the majority of children to become enthralled with. The end pullout page is also an extra special touch that can even receive gasps from unsuspecting pupils!

The book lays very clear foundations to discuss any number of topics across the curriculum, including Science (space, habitats, forces), Literacy (styles of language, what makes character's name sound alien?) Art and, as mentioned, PSHE. For whole class discussion, it is best suited to KS1.
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Q Pootle 5 is superb from cover to cover. Story is easy to follow, simple- but refreshingly different and funny too and keeps little ones captivated until the end. Great introduction to little green men and space rockets sparking many "But why?" questions from my toddler. Illustrations are fantastic - just how a toddler would imagine a little green friend from outer space! Is it me or does Q Pootle 5s face seem slightly familiar - Percy the Park Keeper without hair on a bad day!
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Format: Paperback
This is a lovely, jolly book, suitable for 2-5 year olds; my 4-year old daughter enjoys it a lot.
The simple story features an endearing alien named Q Pootle 5 who, on his way to Z Pootle 6's moon party, crashes to Earth (cue screeching and crashing sounds from parent and child). Q Pootle 5 then tries to enlist the help of various earthlings to repair his spacecraft and resume his journey to the moon.
The illustrations are charming, but the highlight comes at the end with a spectacular fold-out picture of the moon party. As a way of getting very young children interested in the universe, this is an excellent and fun story.
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By Beansmummy TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 July 2009
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My 6 year old loves this book. He first read it to me about 6 months ago; easy reading, engaging subject and great pictures for a beginner reader (reading at around turquoise/ purple/ gold book band levels). Another wonderful book from Mr Butterworth and highly recommended. My 19 month old daughter also loves it to be read to her. Superb
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By A Customer on 23 Mar. 2001
Format: Hardcover
My 2 year old loves joining in and making the noise of crashing spaceships and can't wait for his birthday so we can have a moon party like ZPootle6!
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By A Customer on 15 July 2003
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This book is sweet. The illustrations are very amusing and the story is simple yet engaging. Very British, very humorous.
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Being a fan of Nick Butterworth, it wasnt hard to decide to buy this book. My four year old son loves it! Its entertaining especially when Colin "the cat" supplies the all important rocket booster once he's finished his dinner! We also love the large poster at the end of the book, what a great finish.
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A lovely book for all those children who believe in life beyond earth. Q Pootle 5 is a friendly alien from outer space who lands on earth by mistake. A simple but fun story with really nice pictures to capture the childs imagination and the adults inner child.
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