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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.


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Nick Butterworth Books

  • The Secret Path

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ACGJH
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • After the Storm

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BFNXL
    Paperback 3 years +
    (2)
    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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  • One Springy Day

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BWLSE
    Hardback
    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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  • My Grandpa Is Amazing

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BQXMU
    Other
    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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  • The Treasure Hunt

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ACGJG
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • One Snowy Night

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ALKNR
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • Stories Jesus Told

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: AAMMQ
    Hardback 3 years +
    (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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  • The Whisperer

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ADDIP
    Paperback 3 years +
    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!
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  • My Mum is Fantastic

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: AWWNO
    Other 3 years +
    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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  • My Grandma Is Wonderful

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BQXMW
    Other
    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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  • The Rich Farmer

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BHGZQ
    Paperback
    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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  • Q Pootle 5: The Great Space Race

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BUTUY
    Paperback
    Q Pootle 5 fans will love this gentle tale of interplanetary racing. Fans of Q Pootle 5 will race to get their hands on this lavishly illustrated picture book. The Great Space Race is a big event for the residents of planet Okidoki. Oopsy wants to win, but she forgets to fix her booster. When inevitable disaster strikes, Pootle stops to help. But has Oopsy sunk the chances of victory for both of them?
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  • The Precious Pearl

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BISRM
    Paperback
    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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  • The Lost Sheep

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BISQX
    Paperback
    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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  • My Mum Is Fantastic

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BIMOT
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • Q Pootle 5

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: BHHRE
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • The Cat's Tale

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: AMNCD
    Paperback
    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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  • The Magpie's Tale

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: AMNCC
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Q Pootle 5

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ALQAV
    Paperback 3 years +
    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"!
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  • Albert le Blanc to the Rescue

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ADDWE
    Paperback Toddlers
    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?
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  • Albert Le Blanc

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ADDVF
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • Tiger in the Snow!

    Nick Butterworth

    Product Code: ADDTQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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