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Book Title: Sammy the Hippo|
The author of the book: Lucy Daniel Raby
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Edition: HarperCollins Publishers
Date of issue: March 1st 2001
ISBN 13: 9780007108763
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.24 MB
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Sticky, mucky mud! Sammy the Hippo just loves to bathe in it, and rub it between his toes. But his Mum isn't so keen - until she discovers that mud is good for her too! Sammy the Hippo is one of eight new titles in the hugely successful series of small format storybooks for preschool children based on the popular TV animation series Animal Stories. Each title - based on a single TV episode - follows the amusing antics of an animal character who is struggling to overcome a particular burden in life, such as spots on the leopard, a hump on the camel, fussy eating habits of the cat and noisy neighbours of the owl. The stories are told in delightful rhyming verse, accompanied by bold colourful illustrations derived from the animation. Funny and appealing, the complete series of sixteen titles will enthral fans of the TV programme and newcomers alike, and makes a charming set for young children to collect.
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Read information about the authorLucy is an award winning children's writer who is currently planning to move into teen and New Adult fiction with historical romance and sci fi.
She wrote her first book at 5 and her first play at 8, a nativity play which was performed for many years at her old school. She went to London university where she read English, before embarking on a writing career that included advertising copywriting, journalism, TV and film scriptwriting, books and theatre.
She has a long track record in children's writing, with 25 years' experience in TV, Film, Animation, Puppets, Books and Theatre.
She has worked on numerous children's TV shows, including triple award winning Shaun the Sheep, Angelina Ballerina, Chuggington, The Blobs, Gypsy Girl, Magic Key Adventures, the Hoobs and her own creation for CBBC, Big Kids.
Lucy has published several books so far;
'Nickolai of the North', a fantasy fiction about the childhood of Santa Claus, for 8 - 12 year olds, was first published by Hodder in 2005. Shortlisted for the Rotherham Children's Book Award, nominated for the Highland Children's Book Award 2006 and the Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award 2006, it has achieved four foreign sales so far - in Japan, Russia, France and Italy.
The second book in the series, 'Nickolai's Quest', a sequel, was published in October 2007.
The film rights for Nickolai of the North are under option to Mann Made films and she is collaborating with them on plans for an animation movie version.
Lucy has also written a stage musical adaptation of Nickolai of the North which was performed Christmas 09/10 at the Marine theatre in Lyme Regis, Dorset and in a sell out show at the Archway theatre in Horley in Jan 2012. With 16 foot tapping songs with music by Geoff Tinniswood,fully orchestrated backing tracks and sheet music, the playscript and lyrics are available for licence. Contact Lucy direct or at her agent firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Nickolai books are available in print and as ebooks here on Amazon.Print copies are also available either via nielsens book data or direct from Lucy at email@example.com. Lucy is hoping to write a third title to complete the series.
Another e book is currently available on this site - 'Goddess in Pyjamas', a fantasy sci fi adventure for 12+ readers set on a faraway planet.
Lucy has written two other plays,Six Characters in Search of a Story, (also performed in Lyme Regis Oct 2010) and Kill the Lights, co-written with Duncan McIntosh. Both are available for licence at the above email addresses.
Previous print books include 2 spinoffs from her TV episodes for Disney's pre-school 'Animal Stories', 'Sammy the Hippo' and 'Camilla the Camel', 'Ralph the Rabbit', 'Peter the Peacock' and 'Lily the Lost Puppy', a book for 4 - 7 year olds, part of the Puppy Tails series, for Working Partners/Macmillan publishers.
Lucy is currently working on a historical romance for 16+ readers called 'Henry Henrietta', so watch this space!
To find out more about Lucy and her work, go to www.lucydanielraby.co.uk.
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