A lovely, funny chapter book about a little boy and his puppy by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, for Egmont's Red Banana series.
Finlay is a real dreamer, and he's always getting things wrong. But when he brings his puppy into class it looks like he might have done the right thing after all.
Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.
Julia Donaldson is the bestselling, award-winning, former children's laureate. She is best-known for 'The Gruffalo' which has been adapted on stage. For Egmont, she has written 'Follow the Swallow', 'Night Monkey Day Monkey', 'Spinderella', 'Swallows and Spiders', 'The Giants and the Joneses' and 'Running on the Cracks'. Garry Parsons has previously illustrated several Egmont Banana books, including the previous book about Seamus and his ghostly friends - 'The Football Ghosts', 'The Wrong Kind of Bark' and 'A Family Like Mine'. Garry works on magazines, newspapers, advertising, packaging and of course children's books! The first picture book, 'Billy's Bucket', Garry illustrated was nominated for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2004 and for the Stockport Children's Book Awards. Garry lives in South London. Visit his website to find out more: www.garryparsons.co.uk