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A fun, playful story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school.If a microwave explodes or there are bubbles all over the bathroom floor, it's bound to have been because of Alfie Braithwaite. Only Alfie swears that it's all the fault of Dave, the terrible gremlin that lives in his sock drawer. But one day Dave really does appear and starts to wreak more havoc than even Alfie could have imagined! Will Alfie catch Dave? And will Alfie's parents ever believe that it really wasn't him?This mischievous and thought-provoking adventure from best-selling and award-winning author Joanna Nadin is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Pauline Reeves and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist.Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories.'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher)Book Band: LimeIdeal for Ages 6+

It wasn't me - Joanna Nadin

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Title
It wasn't me
Author
Joanna Nadin
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Education
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20181018

A fun, playful story, ideal for children practising their reading at home or in school.If a microwave explodes or there are bubbles all over the bathroom floor, it's bound to have been because of Alfie Braithwaite. Only Alfie swears that it's all the fault of Dave, the terrible gremlin that lives in his sock drawer. But one day Dave really does appear and starts to wreak more havoc than even Alfie could have imagined! Will Alfie catch Dave? And will Alfie's parents ever believe that it really wasn't him?This mischievous and thought-provoking adventure from best-selling and award-winning author Joanna Nadin is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Pauline Reeves and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist.Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories.'Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation.' (Julie-Ann McCulloch, Teacher)Book Band: LimeIdeal for Ages 6+

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Joanna Nadin is the author of more than 80 books for children and adults, including the award-winning Penny Dreadful series, the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy, and Carnegie-nominated middle grade novel Joe All Alone, which is now a BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated BBC TV series. She's been a Richard and Judy Book Club choice, Radio 4 Book of the Year, and Blue Peter Book of the Month, and shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book Award and Queen of Teen among many others. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. She also lectures on Creative Writing and Publishing on the acclaimed MA in Writing for Children at Bath Spa University.

Every child needs a Bloomsbury Young Reader. Fun, stretching, just the right length, full of adventurous vocabulary and punctuation, [with] tips to support the parent or carer at home or the teacher who needs inspiration at the end of a busy day.
Julie-Ann McCulloch, Specialist EAL Teacher, Stockport Local Authority

My favourite character is Dave because he was so funny, had a wart on his bottom and messed everything up.
Asmara, aged 6

Type
BOOK
Edition
Reprint
Keyword Index
Children's stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
48

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