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Spring has finally sprung, so we are heading to beautiful Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire on Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the brilliant, award-winning illustrator and author Emily Gravett!

Competition Time
To celebrate Emily’s upcoming tour, we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her latest book Tidy, a beautifully illustrated and humorous tale of an overzealous Badger, obsessed with keeping his patch of forest tidy.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below:
Where do badger’s live?
• A game
• A set
• A match

The closing date is Wednesday 22 March. To enter please add your answer as a comment below along with your name, who you would like the book to be dedicated to and email address. View full terms and conditions here.

About Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett has become a household name in children’s writing and illustration since the publication of her first book Wolves in 2005. With books like Orange Pear Apple Bear, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears and Again! she has cemented a reputation as an innovative and dynamic author and illustrator, with each new book strikingly different from the last. Emily has won the Kate Greenaway medal for illustration twice in her relatively short career. She lives in Brighton with her family.

Author Fact File
• Emily sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking ‘Wolves’ in 2005, which won her the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, followed by a book deal and the first of her Kate Greenaway Medals, the second one for ‘Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears’.
• She left school at 16 and travelled the UK for eight years, living in a big green bus with her partner and their daughter.
• When not working in her studio, she might be found walking the dog, watering the tomatoes or driving the family’s restored 1960s bus.
• Emily is a bit of a worrier, and she says she’s scared of lots of things (which is why she wrote Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears). The first word she learnt to spell was ‘Danger’!

On the Bookshelf

Tidy
Tidy
Emily’s latest title is the cautionary and hilarious tale of Pete, an over-zealous Badger so intent on keeping the forest tidy he inadvertently destroys it! Will Pete realise the error of his ways? Lush foliage, fresh and vibrant illustrations, delivering its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour.
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears
Fears
From loud noises and the dark, to being sucked down the plughole. Packed with details and surprise treats including flaps, nibbled holes and even a hilarious fold-out map, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears is an extraordinary, award-winning picture book.


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