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Winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2021, Best Book with Facts
A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You is packed with facts, laughs and amazing illustrations you can dive into all day long. Meet your grumpy liver that has to do practically EVERYTHING; your trusty hands that are very, well, handy; the spiky porcupines ready to charge; lonely Mars rovers abandoned on the Red Planet; raging tornadoes ready to rip through the pages of the book and bubbly volcanoes ready to blow. All entries are told in the fun, friendly and informative style of Mike Barfield, and are brought to life by the colour-explosion of Jess Bradley's awesome illustrations.
On winning the Blue Peter Awards author, Mike Barfield said: “Winning any award is a huge honour but winning the Blue Peter Book Award is extra special. I adored the programme as a child, and again as a parent, watching it with my own (now grown-up) children. The child in me that still persists to this day does find it rather amusing that a book with ‘Poo’ in its title will now have to be mentioned several times on the show. Gnu-sized thanks to the programme, to BookTrust, my brilliant illustrator Jess Bradley, to publisher Buster Books and my lovely agent Anne Clark. All are a part of winning this prize.”
And illustrator, Jess Bradley added: “As someone who grew up watching Blue Peter, this is the MOST exciting award to win, so a massive thank you to all of the readers who voted for us. I had so much fun drawing everything from poos to gnus, and I’m really happy to know that so many children enjoyed reading about them!”
If you've ever wanted to know what a panda does all day long, how your heart manages to shift all that blood around your body or what makes a rainbow shine, you've come to the right book.
A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You features the answers to all of these questions and many more, all told in a super-fun comic book format in three awesome sections: Human Body, Animal Kingdom and Earth and Science.
|Publication date:||3rd September 2020|
|Publisher:||Buster Books an imprint of Michael O'Mara Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||Geography, The Natural World, General Non-Fiction, Reference Books, Science|
Mike Barfield is a writer, poet, performer and cartoonist. He has written extensively for TV and radio with credits as diverse as The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? His cartoon drawings have been displayed in The Cartoon Museum, V&A Museum, Museum of London and beyond. When Mike isn’t busy writing and drawing, he performs shows and humour-filled workshops at schools, libraries and festivals across the country.More About Mike Barfield