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The Golden Acorn

Written by Katy Hudson

Illustrated by Katy Hudson

Key Stage 1 Animal Stories

LoveReading View on The Golden Acorn

Squirrel learns that being the fastest does not always win the race and that winning isn’t everything!

She may have won the Golden Acorn for eight years running but Squirrel still has a lot to learn about friendship. When a rule change for the annual Golden Acorn Hunt is announced, then Squirrel has to find a team and does not think her friends are up to it. Indeed when they set off she has to keep going back impatiently to rescue them from their comical misadventures. But eventually her need for speed gets the better of her and she zooms off. She gets to the Acorn first only to discover that it is too heavy for her to move alone. What is more there is no sign of her friends and she realises that the Acorn does not matter, she needs her friends. From the talented author and illustrator of the popular Too Many Carrots, this endearing fable about the importance of friendship and teamwork has a lovely message for young children learning all about making friends in the new environment of school or nursery. 

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The Golden Acorn Synopsis

Whoosh! Squirrel takes off at full speed through the autumn leaves. But slam on the brakes, because this year The Golden Nut Hunt race is a team event. Squirrel reluctantly enlists her friends and is not impressed. Will Squirrel's competitive spirit take over or will she learn how to be a team player? Best-selling author Katy Hudson (Too Many Carrots and A Loud Winter's Nap) proves that winning isn't everything in this energetic picture book about friendship, teamwork and forgiveness - and that those are things to go nuts about!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474778060
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Katy Hudson
Illustrator: Katy Hudson
Publisher: Raintree an imprint of Capstone Global Library Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Animal Stories

About Katy Hudson

Katy Hudson grew up in Middlesbrough, England, and started her illustration career as a small child drawing on freshly painted walls around the house! Her parents quickly dissuaded her from using this medium and encouraged her to draw with pencil and paper instead. The idea stuck (the pencil was updated to an inkpot and pen in some cases), and after some lovely time at art college and a degree in illustration, Katy is now a freelance illustrator based in Greenwich, London. She won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Gold in 2014 for her illustrations in the book Animal Teachers.

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