Age 5-7 | Hardback | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication August 2019 | ISBN 9781912654673
Gaspard and Peter set out on a new adventure and find Finty at the local summer fete. When Gaspard unwittingly gets entered into the fancy-dress dog show, chaos and hilarity ensue in this fun-packed sequel to Gaspard the Fox.
A charming and humorous picture book celebrating urban foxes and their relationship with the humans and animals they share the city with. Second in a series of picture books following the adventures of Gaspard and his friends.
Books in the series:
Zeb Soanes is a children’s author and broadcaster. He presents weekday evenings on Classic FM. For over 20 years, he was a newsreader and reassuring voice of the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4. He has written for The Observer, Country Life, and The Literary Review and his best-selling first book for children, Gaspard the Fox began a series of stories based on the real urban fox that visits him at home in London. He has earned a reputation as ‘the go-to person for music narration’ with the UK’s leading orchestras, performing favourite works for children including Paddington’s First Concert and Peter and the Wolf. In recognition of his efforts to culturally rehabilitate the urban fox, he was made the first patron of the Mammal Society.
James Mayhew is an acclaimed illustrator, author, concert presenter and storyteller. He is the creator of the much loved Ella Bella Ballerina and Boy. He published The Knight Who Took All Day with Graffeg in September 2017.
'I've been gasping for more of Gaspard... and here it is!' Julian Clary
'A wonderful tale about celebrating difference and triumphing against the odds.' Clare Balding
'With a gentle, flowing story line, this book still manages to pack in plenty of action and mischief with great characterisation. It gives the reader a hero they can believe in, an intrepid, bold explorer of the human world. [...] This is a story of friendship, community, difference and acceptance. We could all learn a lot from Gaspard and his friends. Charming, warmhearted, funny, educational, as well...I love Gaspard!' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
Praise for the series:
'Brilliant.' David Walliams
‘I loved reading about the adventures of Gaspard the urban fox – surely a prince in disguise? More please.’ Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry series
‘A wonderfully warm-hearted animal adventure based on Zeb Soanes observation of a local urban fox… perfectly captured in James Mayhew’s illustrations.’ Julia Eccleshare ‘Pick of the Month’, LoveReading4Kids
‘A modern day classic and a delight to read aloud.’ South Wales Evening Post Children’s Book of the Week
‘Lavish with words, Gaspard the Fox is a lovely story with gorgeous illustrations that is a joy to share.’ North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award
'A beautifully illustrated picture book for older children.' Books for Keeps