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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.



Nick Butterworth Books

  • ADDIP 3 years +
    Nick Butterworth
    3 years +
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    An edgy new picture book from the renowned creator of Percy the Park Keeper. Featuring an exciting new style of illustration and a thought-provoking plot, this stunning picture book is set to become a firm favourite. Two gangs of cats live in a scrap yard on the edge of the city. When they're not eating or sleeping, they're fighting, and that's just how The Whisperer likes it. He's a rat, and if he can keep the cats going after each other, they'll leave him and his kind alone. But just maybe, things in the scrap yard are about to change for the better. Or as The Whisperer sees it!for the worse!
  • ADDVI 5 years +
    Nick Butterworth
    5 years +
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    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!
  • ADDVW 3 years +
    Nick Butterworth
    3 years +
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    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.
  • ADDTQ 5 years +
    Nick Butterworth
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    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!
  • ADDVF Toddlers
    Nick Butterworth
    Toddlers
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    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!
  • ALJMH
    Nick Butterworth
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    Percy the Park Keeper helps his animal friends in this popular story from highly-regarded, best-selling author-illustrator and creator of Q Pootle 5, 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!
  • ALKNR Toddlers
    Nick Butterworth
    Toddlers
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    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!
  • AAMMQ 3 years +
    Nick Butterworth
    3 years +
    (1)
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    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.
  • ACGJH Toddlers
    Nick Butterworth
    Toddlers
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    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.
  • ACGJF Toddlers
    Nick Butterworth
    Toddlers
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    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!
  • ACGJG Toddlers
    Nick Butterworth
    Toddlers
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    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!
  • BFNXL
    Nick Butterworth
    (2)
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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!
  • ALQAV
    Nick Butterworth
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    Groobie acquires an old spaceship-washing machine that's on its last legs. Although initially a success, it breaks down mid-wash with Stella and Ray inside. One rescue effort leads to another, and the inhabitants of Okidoki come together for one final attempt. Despite the troubles, Groobie finds a new way to market his machine: "Groobie's Fly-Thru Hair Salon"!
  • QPO2 3 years +
    Nick Butterworth
    3 years +
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    A hugely popular show on CBeebies, Q Pootle 5: The Great Space Race is a thrilling extraterrestrial adventure for little readers aged 3 and over!

    Everyone on planet Okidoki is excited about the Space Race. Oopsy is desperate to win, but she forgets to fix her booster... When disaster strikes, Pootle stops to help - have they both lost their chance at a glorious victory?

    Written and illustrated by the talented author Nick Butterworth, this is a gentle tale with a warming message that children will love.
  • AWWNO
    Nick Butterworth
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    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!
  • AYVQC
    Nick Butterworth
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    A joyous, charmingly illustrated celebration of fathers everywhere. This dad is, quite simply, brilliant! He's as strong as a gorilla, fantastic on roller skates, and can sing like a pop star! And not only all that, but he's a dab hand at cooking too! Find out what else he can do in this colourful book that positively bursts over with appreciation for pas ...everyone's dad is brilliant at something!
  • AEYYJ
    Nick Butterworth
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    On a cold starry night above the hills of Bethlehem, a hungry fox is looking for some supper. Suddenly, the sky is full of light and there is the sound of angels singing. What on earth is happening and what unforgettable sight is the fox about to see? Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen 's delightful Animal Tales tell of some special occasions, seen through the eyes of some of God's smaller creatures, who have no trouble at all understanding exactly what is happening...
  • AMNCC
    Nick Butterworth
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    A cheeky magpie is protecting his horde of sparkling treasure one hot afternoon when he sees a crowd begin to gather. As he watches with growing interest he sees fat little Zacchaeus trying to peep over the crowd - but he can't see, and he can't get through! Zacchaeus climbs the magpie's tree and together they watch as Jesus comes near - the magpie huddles over his treasure as Jesus calls up to Zacchaeus - does Jesus know the magpie's treasure is stolen? As Zacchaeus gives back the money he has cheated the people out of the magpie too starts to return his stolen goods - even the ring he took from Zacchaeus! A charming slant on the famous Bible story told and illustrated by two best-loved children's picture book creators.
  • BHHRE
    Nick Butterworth
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    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...
  • ADDWQ Toddlers
    Nick Butterworth
    Toddlers
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    Listen along as the loveable Richard Briers brings the story to life. 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!
  • AMNCD
    Nick Butterworth
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    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.
  • ATDEG
    Nick Butterworth
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    Read the parables and colour your favourite Bible stories from Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen.
  • ADDWE Toddlers
    Nick Butterworth
    Toddlers
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    The wonderful sequel to Albert le Blanc, from the highly-regarded creator of the Percy the Park Keeper books. Albert le Blanc's friend, Sally the toy hippo, has been bought by a little girl. Every day, they walk past the shop and Sally gives Albert a wink, as he sits in the window. Albert waves back and wonders if he will ever be chosen as a child's best friend. The, one day -- disaster -- Sally tumbles out of the girl's rucksack and is snatched away by a stranger before anyone can stop them. Stuck inside the toy shop, not daring to move, it seems there is nothing Albert can do to help his friend! Will there be a happy ending for Sally? And, will there ever be a happy new home for Albert?
  • ACXOV
    Nick Butterworth
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    Join some very enterprising mice in this mini hardback edition of the fun-filled festive book from best-selling creator of the Percy the Park Keeper Books, Nick Butterworth. A great Christmas stocking filler! Christmas time, a happy time -- or so it should be. But for two small mice, Lottie and Jack, Christmas Eve is overshadowed by one big problem! That Cat. How can they stop him from spoiling everything? Their friend, the wise rat, Ton Chee, has an idea involving a little golden bell ! but will it work?