Inventively illustrated in just two colours, these stylish first readers use several different media - posters, letters, video diary - to tell stories about subjects with strong child appeal, such as football, giants, dragons and highwaymen. Ideal for use in the classroom as well as at home, this new series fits guidelines in the Literacy Strategy, which recommend using different media and sources to teach children to read. Written and illustrated by top contemporary authors and artists, Walker Starters make the perfect starting point for early readers.
Colin West published his first collection of nonsense verse in 1975, shortly after graduating from The Royal College of Art, and since then has written over 60 children's books. His talent for off-message, anarchic laughter has brought him many fans, including celebrated American poet Ken Nesbitt, who calls him "a master of the art of humorous poetry for children." Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. Visit his website at www.colinwest.com.