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One Snowy Night

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Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this popular story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster!

Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night.

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Overview

Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this popular story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster!

Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night.

Percy’s hut is nice and warm but Percy discovers that if you invite one animal in you’ll have to invite them all in and his hut is only small – it’s certainly going to be a squash!

On a snowy night when a park keeper takes the animals into his hut for warmth, things get too crowded for comfort.

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Editorial Reviews

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One Snowy Night
‘A heartwarming bedtime tale…’ Susan Hill, The Independent

‘A lovely book to share at bedtime’ Children’s Book News

‘… it’s just right for reading aloud on a cold day’ Books for Keeps

The Rescue Party:
‘…it’s good for reading aloud to under-fives, and later the six-pluses will still want to read it themselves.’ The Independent on Sunday

After the Storm:
‘…look no further for the best present for any child from two to six.’ Susan Hill, The Sunday Times

Percy’s Bumpy Ride:
‘Imaginatively detailed illustrations and just the right amount of suspense.’ Practical Parenting

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- One cold, snowy night, a kindhearted park attendant finds his hospitality stretched to the limit as one pathetic, shivering forest animal after another asks to share his bed. The result--too many animals, not enough room. Just as Percy tries to sort out the tangled bedclothes, the animals panic upon hearing unearthly scratching from below the floor. Not to worry--it's only a mole, also seeking warmth, but during that intervening time each animal has discovered a cozy niche in Percy's messy quarters ideally suited to its needs. The illustrations are lighthearted and the penultimate scene of the cluttered room is a wealth of eye-catching details. Percy's bulletin board, with notes from Santa and an invitation from H. R. H. reveal Butterworth's whimsical sense of humor. While not breaking any new ground, this is an ingratiating if not exceptional wintertime selection. --Phyllis G. Sidorsky, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007146932
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Tales From Percy's Park Series
  • Edition description: New edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 975,064
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Butterworth was born in North London in 1946 and grew up in a sweet shop in Essex. He now lives in the country with his wife Annette and they have two grown-up children, Ben and Amanda. The inspiration for the Percy the Park Keeper books came from Nick’s many walks through the local park with the family dog Jake.

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