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Amy Wild, Animal Talker
The musical mouse
by Diana Kimpton
Amy’s first day at her new school is made even more exciting by the appearance of musical mouse! But the teachers don’t like their squeaky visitor. Can Amy find the mouse a new home before the headmaster catches up with it?
“Animal lovers everywhere will be instantly enchanted by this Doctor Doolittle for a new generation.”
Betty Bookmark website
Diana Kimpton has two passions - horses and writing. So it is no wonder that Diana creates brilliant pony stories, which demonstrate her own love and understanding of ponies. Diana also has a mischievous sense of fun, not unlike Princess Ellie!
Diana has written a number of books and television scripts for children. She lives on the Isle of Wight, just a short walk from the sea.
Visit www.dianakimpton.co.uk to find out more.
Diana Kimpton has already captured the hearts of a multitude of children with her Pony-Mad Princess series, and now Amy Wild and her menagerie of madcap animal characters look certain to win an army of new fans. Full of enchanting illustrations by Desideria Gucciardini, this is a gentle and reassuring story for children facing changes in their lives, and a thrilling adventure for the thousands of youngsters who dream of being able to talk to animals. And reading between the lines, they can learn the value of making the right choices, the virtues of patience, the benefits of helping others and the joys of making the most of your talents. As for Amy, her escapades with a quirky assortment of creatures look set to run and run...’
Lancashire Evening Post
Amy Wild’s got a special secret power – she can talk to animals! Follow her amazing adventures and meet her cute furry and feathered friends in these wonderful Amy Wild Animal Talker books, published by Usborne.
Easy Peazy Issue 33
Having moved from the city to a remote island with her mum and dad, Amy has settled down to life there with her special power of being able to talk to animals. Amy has lots of furry and feathery friends. Hilton the pooch, Einstein the cat, Plato the squawking parrot and now a musical mouse, who on Amy's first day at school is causing a few problems - the headmaster wants to catch it and be rid of it! Amy must step in and find a new home for the musical mouse before it's too late.
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Mozart desrves an Oscar
This story has something for everybody: any child can identify with being the 'new kid' who has to prove themselves, but the twist is in Amy's secret talent, courtesy of the magic necklace from the prequel. The prose is descriptive and well-paced with some lovely characterisation of the animals. The characters of Einstein the pacifist cat and Mozart the virtuoso and histrionic mouse are fleshed out with pathos and comedy - I laughed out loud at the scenes of Mozart playing dead. As a reader, I really enjoyed this book and as a mum I'm looking forward to my turn to choose the story!
Fiona Redmond, 10th November 2009
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