Alice the anteater has a dream - she's going to be a film star! So she finds herself a pair of high-heeled sandals, a frilly satin dress and some film-star sunglasses and sets off for Hollywood. Soon Alice is the talk of the town, but there's just one problem - will she ever get to star in a film?
This dreamy and glamorous tale from award-winning author Karen Wallace is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations from Katy Halford, 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.
Book band: Gold Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages:5+
Karen Wallace is an award-winning author of children's books for all ages. Her Goose Pimple Bay Sagas was a World Book Day recommended read in 2008 and Li Fu's Great Aim was chosen for the 2008 Boys into Books Promotion. Karen has also created the popular Alice the Anteater books.
Katy Halford is from Leicestershire, and can't remember a time before she loved to draw. As a child she would create paper houses and shops and would play for hours in these imaginary worlds, creating little stories and acting them out. She went on to graduate at Loughborough University with a degree in Illustration. Katy is fascinated by people and animals and turning them into characters. She loves to add patterns and details to clothing, fun hairstyles, hats, glasses and lots of other accessories!
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 The stories are very engaging and above all there is an important message being conveyed in each of the books. They provide the children with a fun way of learning and expanding their reading skills. Zohora Pirbhai, mother of Zohra Maryam, aged 7 The animals were cute. I liked the pictures. They are bright and very colourful. Marta, aged 6
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