Author(s): Emily Gravett; Lenny Henry (Read by)
Winner of the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award 2017A book and CD version of the brilliantly funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy - read by comedian and actor Lenny Henry.Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realize the error of his ways and set things right?Lush foliage and delightful characters abound in this cautionary tale that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour. The freshness of the illustrations and the many comic details make Tidy a very special book. It even has a die-cut cover and flaps. Once you enter this forest, you'll never want to leave.Emily Gravett's engaging woodland creatures will appeal to fans of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Wind in the Willows. Lenny Henry is the perfect reader for this funny, jaunty story.
Winner of IBW Book Award Picture Book Category 2017 (UK). Short-listed for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 (UK) and UKLA 3-6 Category 2017 (UK) and The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2017 (UK).
Emily Gravett has a rare talent for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me, Again! and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers.
Lenny Henry has been a comedian since the age of 16. He has risen from being a cult star to becoming one of Britain's best known comedians, as well as a writer and award-winning actor. Lenny has starred in several plays, most recently The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. He is also a co-founder of the charity Comic Relief, which has raised over GBP1 billion since it started.