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Amy Wild, Animal Talker
The furry detectives
by Diana Kimpton
Amy and her animal friends turn detective when things start going missing on the Island. They soon discover there’s a furry thief at work, but can they catch the culprit before anything else is stolen?
“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.
THE FURRY DETECTIVES
Amy followed the chickens into their home, tipped the food into their bowl and checked they had enough water. Then she stepped outside and fastened the door carefully.
This seemed a good moment to bring up the subject of the disappearing eggs. But she had to be careful – she mustn’t admit that Barney had told her about them. So she pretended that she knew nothing about the problem and asked, “Where shall I put the eggs in the morning?”
Flora sighed. “I don’t expect you’ll find any. My hens haven’t laid any eggs for three whole weeks.”
Her claim was met by squawks of protest from inside the henhouse. All the chickens were talking at once and their voices were muffled by the wooden wall. But Amy was sure she heard someone say “Stolen” and someone else say “Thief”.
Was there a thief at work on Clamerkin Island?
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.
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