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Written by Jonathan Meres

Illustrated by Hannah Coulson

Part of the Little Gems Series

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Family / Home Stories General Fiction Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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Laughter, adventure, surprises - Jonathan Meres delivers them all

Interest Age 5-8

There’s poignancy as well as humour in this new story from Jonathan Meres. Young Frank is desperate for a new bike, but he knows that money doesn’t grow on trees, so when his big sister offers to pay him to help with her paper round, he agrees.  Despite the 6.00am starts, it’s actually good fun and both Frank and Lottie are excited when they make friends with an old lady as they deliver papers to her care home. Their friendship proves very important as the story reaches its end. There’s lots to enjoy here, the story is short but very rewarding and Meres’ understanding of his readers is spot on. 

Andrea Reece

More About This Book

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

Special Delivery Synopsis

All Frank wants is a new bike, but bikes cost money ... So he better start saving! When he settles on helping his sister, Lottie, with her paper round, the last thing Frank expects is to meet an old lady wearing a cowboy hat and boots - she's not like anyone he's ever met before. But Frank's new friend seems a bit muddled, and when she needs help, he's the only one there to lend a hand.

A gentle exploration of Dementia and a touching tale of forging friendships across generations.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128695
Publication date: 3rd June 2019
Author: Jonathan Meres
Illustrator: Hannah Coulson
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 104 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Body / Health, Family / Home Stories, General Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic

About Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres was born in Nottingham and spent many years sailing the seven seas as a merchant seaman. He gave it up to be a rock star but ended up being an ice cream van driver and comedian instead. As a comedian he won the Time Out award and in the '90s was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival. As a writer he is best known for being the author of over 30 books for children and in particular his bestselling, award-winning series, The World Of Norm, with over 800,000 copies sold in UK. He has ...

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