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The Treasure Hunt [Audio Cassette]

Nick Butterworth , Richard Briers
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Harper Collins (1996)
  • ASIN: B001FF67T2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,963,106 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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Nick Butterworth is a great storyteller and illustrator. Percy the Park Keeper is a gentle, lovable hero that my 3 year-old son can't get enough of. This story is typical of the rest of the series in having a sweet group of annimal friends have a small adventure with Percy. This in itself would be enough to recommend the book.

However, we were inspired by the treasure hunt within the story. Percy draws pictures of the locations of the clues as his animal friends can't read. We created a visual treasure hunt for our son that has expanded over several months to have over 20 clues to chose from. He loves it. The experience is enhanced by reading this story at bedtime on a day when we have had a treasure hunt. How many books actually make you go out and do something different in the real world?
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely story. 22 April 2013
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We bought this for a bedtime story as we had previously loved 'One Snowy Night' by Nick Butterworth. This has proved to be another lovely story with beautiful illustrations. My daughter likes the challenges at the end of these books (in this case, find the three dropped coins in the pictures). Not quite as challenging as the 'One Snowy Night' search.
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2.0 out of 5 stars bit long for my 4 and 2 year olds 2 April 2014
By amanda
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my children find this ok..i think they do not really follow the story which is a shame. it just doesn't engage them in the car like others we have although they love the books at home. a shame. I wish id bought Kipper now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great childrens book 24 Dec 2013
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bought this for my friends daughter 7yrs old who lives in the usa, she loves the stories beautiful illustrations and even the british styling,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book 18 Dec 2013
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Our 4 year old loves Percy. She can read most of it on her own and with the pictures the story is rewarding. It is the base for creative games.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Percy Park-keeper 29 Jan 2012
By bing
We love the Percy park-keeper collection, we have them all now and have just bought the one DVD too. The most amazing illistrations and really fun stories, both my boys love them
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