Nick Butterworth

Nick Butterworth was born on 24 May, 1946 and is the author and illustrator of the Percy the Park Keeper books, which have been translated into 16 languages and adapted into a popular animated series. He has sold over 15 million books and is a close friend of Mick Inkpen.

Nick is also the executive producer of CBeebies’ Q Pootle 5. A frequent speaker at literary festivals, Nick now lives in Essex with his wife and has two grown-up children.


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Nick Butterworth Books

  • ACGJG Toddlers

    The Treasure Hunt (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    Percy the Park Keeper surprises his animal friends in this engaging story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster! Percy the park keeper is planning a treasure hunt. All his animal friends are to follow a trail of clues around the park and the first on eto reach the end will find the treasure! The animals are so excited they can't wait for the hunt to begin!
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  • AAMMQ 3 years +

    Stories Jesus Told (Hardback)

    Nick Butterworth

    (1)
    The lost Sheep, The Precious Pearl, The Two Sons, The House on the Rock, The Ten Silver Coins, The Little Gate, The Good Stranger, The Rich Farmer. With delightful illustrations and easy to read text, this is an ideal introduction to simple, short and often funny stories, sharing truth, love and wisdom with young children.
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  • ALKNR Toddlers

    One Snowy Night (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this popular story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster! Percy the Park Keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter's night Percy discovers that his little friends need more than food and he must find a way to help them find a warm place to sleep for the night. Percy's hut is nice and warm but Percy discovers that if you invite one animal in you'll have to invite them all in and his hut is only small - it's certainly going to be a squash!
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  • BQXMU

    My Grandpa Is Amazing (Other)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exuberant celebration of a wonderful grandpa - and all grandpas everywhere! The grandpa in this book is truly brilliant. He builds fantastic sandcastles, he makes wonderful flower arrangements, and he's very, very, very patient. He's got an amazing bike, he's a terrific dancer and he knows all about first aid ... in fact there's very little this astounding grandpa can't do. The book ends, "It's great to have a grandpa like mine. He's amazing!" And no one can argue with that!
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  • BWLSE

    One Springy Day (Hardback)

    Nick Butterworth

    Celebrate thirty years of the Percy the Park Keeper and his animals friends with this funny new story in the 9-million-copy best-selling series from award-winning author and illustrator Nick Butterworth! Percy the park keeper and his animal friends are playing hide-and-seek in the park. The fox has found a great hiding place in Percy's workshop but when he falls into a pot of Very Strong Glue, he soon finds himself springing into an embarrassingly sticky situation! Is there anything his friends can do to help? Includes a surprise fold-out scene!
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  • ACGJH Toddlers

    The Secret Path (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    Percy the Park Keeper is in for a surprise in this funny story from highly-regarded, bestselling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out maze. It's a beautiful spring morning and a perfect opportunity for Percy to trim the overgrown maze. The animals decide to have some fun hiding on the stone lion in the middle of the maze, to surprise Percy. But the suprise is on them when they fall asleep and Percy, finding them, hides behind the statue and pretends his voice is the lion's telling them to wake up. Percy has unravelled some string through the maze to help him find the way out but the squirrel, thinking he is helping, has wound the string into a ball. Help Percy and his friends find the way out of the park, guiding them through the fold-out maze at the back of the book.
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  • BFNXL 3 years +

    After the Storm (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

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    Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this engaging story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out poster! A storm is raging outside and Percy the Park Keeper is having a sleepless night. When he gets up the following morning, Percy finds that the old oak tree has been blown down. It is a disaster for his animal friends who live there, but Percy is soon devising a plan to help his little friends find new homes in the best tree house they have ever seen!
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  • BHHRE 3 years +

    Q Pootle 5 (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    New format reissue of the first picture book featuring loveable little alien Q Pootle 5, from the creator of the popular Percy the Park Keeper series. Q Pootle 5 is on his way to a moon party when his rocket falls to Earth in need of some repairs...Q Pootle 5 thinks he knows what the problem is, in fact he is sure. The problem is that the rocket is broken, it needs a new rocket booster. But where on earth will this little alien find a rocket booster ? A green earthing comes along but he can't help and neither can three birds. Perhaps Colin the Cat might be able to help - when he's finished his dinner that is...
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  • ADDVW 3 years +

    Thud! (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    A hilarious picture book from Nick Butterworth, the highly-regarded, prize-winning, creator of Percy the Park Keeper. In a fantastical land where even warthogs are beautiful, the peace is shattered one day by the deafening thud of something very large nearby. Is it a monster? None of the animals feels brave enough to find out, but they know of an 'Ugly Beast' who might be able to help. And when they find him, the animals are in for a truly monstrous surprise.
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  • ADDVI 5 years +

    Tiger (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    An adorable new toddler character from the creator of Percy the Park Keeper Tiger isn't a real tiger. He's a kitten. But sometimes when he plays he pretends to be a real Tiger. Children won't be able to resist joining in the fun asTiger as runs, creeps, snarls and sleeps...just like a real tiger!
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  • ADDVF Toddlers

    Albert Le Blanc (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    An uplifting story about a bear without a smile from the bestselling creator of Percy the Park Keeper. When Albert le Blanc arrives in Mr Jolly's toy shop, the other toys think he's the saddest-looking bear they have ever seen. They decide to put on a show to cheer him up. Albert tries to tell them he's not sad, he just looks sad, but they are all too busy making preparations! As a finale, Sally the hippo puts on a lipstick and performs ballet, but she falls on top of Albert and leaves a huge lipstick grin on his face. Everyone laughs!especially Albert!
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  • ADDTQ 5 years +

    Tiger in the Snow! (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    Second title about adorable new toddler character, from the renowned picture creator of Percy the Park Keeper Tiger the kitten has lots of friends!usually. It isn't hard for Tiger to find someone to play with!usually. But one day, when everything is covered in a chilly white blanket of snow, Tiger's friends are too cold or too busy to go out and he has to play by himself. Until he finds something very unusual buried in the snow!
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  • ACGJF Toddlers

    Percy's Bumpy Ride (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    Percy the Park Keeper surprises his animal friends in this engaging story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator Nick Butterworth. Includes a fabulous fold-out page! Percy the park keeper has been busy in his workshop for days. As his animal friends try to guess what he is making, Percy suddenly emerges sitting on top of a very strange machine. The animals jump aboard for what turns out to be a very bumpy ride!
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  • BQXMW

    My Grandma Is Wonderful (Other)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exuberant celebration of a wonderful grandma - and grandmas everywhere! The grandma in this book is truly wonderful. She always buys the biggest ice-creams, she knows all about nature, she's brilliant at untying knots, she makes the most fantastic clothes, and she's always on your side when things go wrong... The book ends: "It's great to have a grandma like mine. She's wonderful!" And no one can argue with that!
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    When There's Work to Do (Other)

    Nick Butterworth

    One of four charming board books by the best-selling creator of Percy the Park Keeper, featuring toddler Sam and his six toy animal friends. Perfect books for babies and toddlers. Sam's toys love to help around the house, making everyday tasks lots of fun. Croc helps watering the plants and George the gorilla scrubs the dishes. But the best fun of all is helping to make the beds...into a den!
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  • BIWMI 3 years +

    Just Like Jasper (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    A bright, colourful picture book for very young children in which the reader helps Jasper choose how to spend his birthday money. Jasper plays with just about everything in the toyshop. But what will he eventually buy? Simple text with appealing illustrations.
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  • BISRM

    The Precious Pearl (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exciting re-launch of titles from the Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen stable.The Precious Pearl tells the story of how a rich man who collects beautiful things one day see something that makes his legs turn to jelly: a gigantic pearl. He wants it more than anything else in the world, but to have enough money to buy it, he must sell everything else he owns. What does he do?
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  • BISQX

    The Lost Sheep (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exciting re-launch of titles from the Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen stable. The Lost Sheep tells how one of the farmer's sheep is missing and he must search everywhere to find it. Will the farmer give up or will there be a wonderful party when the sheep is found?
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  • BISQQ

    The House on the Rock (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exciting re-launch of titles from the Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen stable. Two men went to build houses. One found a strong flat rock on which to build, the other thought he'd like to live on a sandy beach. What happened when the weather turned nasty?
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  • BIMOT 3 years +

    My Mum Is Fantastic (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    A celebration of an amazing mum - and mums everywhere!The mum in this book is truly fantastic. She's a brilliant artist, she can balance on a tightrope, she can swim like a fish, do amazing stunts on a bike and she can tame wild animals ... in fact, there's very little this astounding mum can't do. The book ends: "It's great to have a mum like mine. It's fantastic!" And no one can argue with that!
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    The Ten Silver Coins (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exciting re-launch of this delightful series taking the single titles to eight in total. Oh dear! Here is a woman who is very sad. She has lost something very, very important and she must search everywhere to find it. She turns her house upside down. Does she find what she has lost?
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    The Rich Farmer (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exciting re-launch of this delightful series taking the single titles to eight in total. The Rich Farmer tells the story of how every year he grew more and more corn until his barns were bursting. All his neighbours thought he must be very clever, but who thought he was really silly?
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  • AWWNO 3 years +

    My Mum is Fantastic (Other)

    Nick Butterworth

    An exuberant celebration of extraordinary mothers everywhere, illustrated with great humour and warmth. The mum in this book is truly fantastic. She's a brilliant artist, she can balance on a tightrope, she can swim like a fish, do amazing stunts on a bike and she can even tame wild animals ...in fact, there's very little this astounding mum can't do. The book ends: "It's great to have a mum like mine. It's fantastic!" And no one can argue with that!
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  • AMNCD

    The Cat's Tale (Paperback)

    Nick Butterworth

    A sleepy cat up on the roof spies something interesting going on in the courtyard below - rushing around, guests...food! As the cat goes down to sneak scraps from the table he tells the story that he sees unfolding before him: Jesus turning water to wine. A charming slant on the famous Bible story, told and illustrated by two best-loved children's picture book creators.
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