Hurricane Kieron and Rusharound Ria are always in a hurry. They never walk anywhere. They always run! They go zzzzooooommm, zigga zigga, yow, yow, yow, wheeeeeeee all day long! But when Hurricane Kieron falls over, he can't rush around any more. But with paints and brushes, can he find another way to make hurricanes instead? Even if it does involve sitting still...A delightful story about running around, sitting still, and the joys of both.
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(280mm x 220mm x 6mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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UK Kirkus Review »
Hurricane Kieron and Rush Around Rita are two madcap siblings, who run wildly, and often aimlessly around the house, the garden, the park. They love running, until one day Kieron falls over and hurts his knee and has to turn his attention to something other than running. He discovers other ways of making a hurricane - this time with paper and paints, and soon Ria joins in. This is a colourful, exciting and busy book. The juxtaposition of words such as 'wheeeeee' 'Aaaargh' 'chomp, chomp' 'yow, yow' throughout the pictures gives such a sense of action it almost leaves you breathless and Ayliffe's wonderful illustrations just add to the excitement. These are BUSY kids! A good book to share with your active children and a nice way to suggest to them that they might sit down and do something quiet for a change! (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Trish Cooke
Trish Cooke has written seventeen books for children including So Much, which won the Kurt Maschler Award, the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the She/WH Smith's Under Fives Book Prize. She was a presenter on the BBC's children's television programme Playdays for eight years. She has acted in and written plays for theatre, radio and television, both for children and adults. Trish lives in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Alex Ayliffe is a bestselling, award-winning writer and artist. Her distinctive papercut illustrations are bright and bold with lots of child appeal. Alex has illustrated many books for children, including Boo Barney, winner of the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award. She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.