Francis the Scaredy Cat Paperback – 6 Oct 2003
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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.Published on 5 Jun. 2014 by MRS LINDA KEMSLEY