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Amy Wild, Animal Talker
The secret necklace
by Diana Kimpton
Amy doesn’t want to move away from her friends to live on Clamerkin Island. But then her great-aunt gives her a secret present – a necklace that gives her the power to talk to animals! Amy can’t wait to make lots of new furry and feathery friends… but will it be that simple?
“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.
Shortlisted - The Explore Book Award 2010
The Explore Books Award is run by Wigan Library Service, UK. The shortlist was drawn up by school pupils. The winning author will be presented with their award at a ceremony in December.
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
This is a lovely simple little story which little girls will love. This could easily be a gentle bedtime story for younger children, but slightly older (7+8yrs old) will probably enjoy reading these themselves. It taps into the idea of cuddly little animals on the cover which will make the books instantly appealing, and then the whole Doctor Dolittle idea of being able to understand what animals actually have to say. on top of that there is friendship and mysteries to be solved. This should be a winning series with young girls. The illustrations are simple but convey everything they need to and immediately make this book feel like something comfortable to read!
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This is the best book ever! I've read it 1,000,000 times and I loved it each time and had different thoughts about it each time.
julia kubasiak, 31st May 2012
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