Nick Butterworth is a British children's author/illustrator who has sold more than 17 million books. Nick's many children's books include My Dad Is Fantastic and related titles, The Whisperer (winner of the Nestle Prize), a series about Percy the Park Keeper and two books about Q Pootle 5. Nick has two grown-up children, and lives with his wife in Suffolk. He is a founding partner, with his son Ben, of Snapper Productions, which is producing the CBeebies animated series "Q Pootle 5". Nick is an executive producer, a writer and the production designer on Q Pootle 5.
PreS-K-- A fun-filled, happy picture book that would fit in well with any preschool or playgroup storytime. Butterworth's pictures show a versatile grandpa that anyone would love to have. His skills range from riding a motorcycle, building fantastic sand castles, and driving amusement park bumper cars to flower arranging. He even lets his two grandchildren have hose fights in the summer. Distinct pictures with lots of white space surrounding them make this a nice addition to a Father's Day or Grandparent's Day program. --Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT
Four paper-over-board books by Nick Butterworth extol the virtues of various family members in greeting-card fashion: My Mom Is Excellent; My Grandma Is Wonderful; My Dad Is Awesome; and My Grandpa Is Amazing. Among Mom's talents, "She can balance on a tightrope" (the comical drawing shows her walking the clothesline) while Dad, "strong as a gorilla," bends over as a multicultural cast of children (plus a dog) piles onto his back. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.