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Francis the Scaredy Cat Paperback – 6 Oct 2003

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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: 20.2 x 24.7 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,212,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
......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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This is my granddaughter's favourite book. She already has a paperback copy but the other evening, when I was reading it to her, she said that when she is grown up and has children she would like to read it to them. "I will think of you, Nana", she said. Well, that brought a tear to a glass eye I can tell you - until I thought about the implication.........she obviously doesn't think I will be around then! OK, maybe I won't be, but I am sure the rag-eared copy of the book she has now won't be either - hence the requirement for the hard-backed copy.
This is a wonderful book about a cat who likes to read poetry and hunt carrots. He has a friend called Ben who has a voice, 'as familiar as pillows and pyjamas'. However, Frances also has a secret......he is a scaredy cat; he is frightened of the hissy monster he hears in the tree on dark, stormy nights. This is a book for all ages, my granddaughter is 9, and I love it too (I'm slightly older than 9). The story is sweet and the repetition of some of the phrases has a strong impact. We both know the words off by heart - so no need for the book at bedtime - but the illustrations are lovely as well. Altogether a fantastic little book that is sure to please.
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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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