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Meet the Parents: January giveaway

meet_the_parentsEver had to apologise to a stranger for something your child has done? Found yourself hunting for a beloved toy late into the night? Eaten your child’s cold leftovers? Had to carry not only the shopping but the coats, scooters, toys and children home too? 

This book is for you. Meet the Parents is a brand-new picture book as much for parents and carers as children, with lots of recognisable family scenarios played out in rhyming text and vibrant illustrations from the artist behind Dogs Don't Do Ballet.

It's a funny and heartwarming celebration of all that parents do for their children. 

Children may think their parents are only there to boss them around and tell them what to do. And there's no getting away from it - parents do have to do quite a lot of that! But this picture book explains just some of the many other things mums and dads do to make life great if you're young, from helping out with building dens to mending toys and solving problems and, of course, giving plenty of cuddles and tickles. 

Peter Bentley's rhyming text is paired with Sara Ogilvie's wonderful artwork, illustrating both the joy and frustration of universal childhood moments, and perfectly capturing the parent-child dynamic in a range of funny and all-too-familiar situations.

A real treat for parents and children to share - showing children that mums and dads have to put up with things, too.

Download free activities

Click here to download a fun Meet the Parents activity worksheet. 

About author Peter Bentley and illustrator Sara Ogilvie

peter_bentlyAuthor Peter Bentley won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. He has written several picture books, including The Shark in the Dark, Cats Ahoy! (both Macmillan) and The Yogre Ogre (Simon & Schuster), and also penned the Vampire School series of young fiction for OUP.

He studied languages at Oxford and now lives in Devon with his wife and two children. 




sara_ogilvieSara Ogilvie won the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011. Her bestselling collaboration with Anna Kemp, Dogs Don't Do Ballet, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010.

Her other collaborations with Anna include The Worst Princess and Rhinos Don't Eat Pancakes. Sara lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne.


Read more books by Peter and Sarah

                         dustbin_dad   dogs_dont_do_ballet    yoga_ogre    the_worst_princess



If you receive a copy of Meet the Parents, we do expect you to post a review or join in the discussion on the thread.

Apply for a copy now: this giveaway closes 10am, Tuesday 7 January 


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