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LOOK BACK! (Papillote Press) LOOK BACK! celebrates the relationship between a grandmother (from Dominica)
and her English born grandson as she tells him about her childhood adventures in
the rainforest and her encounters with the mysterious Ti Bolom.
Great for 6-9 year olds. A magical tale set in the Caribbean.
Look Back! is a children's picture book written by Trish Cooke
and illustrated by Caroline Binch.
Published by Papillote Press
HOW ANANSI GOT HIS STORIES (Oxford University Press) Anansi wants everyone to listen to his stories and admire him but he will have to complete three challenges before he is worthy.
HOW ANANSI GOT HIS STORIES is part of the Oxford Reading Tree, Traditional Tales – Stage 8 – Book Band 8 Purple
HOW ANANSI GOT HIS STORIES llustrated by Anna Violet (2011)
Oxford University Press
MAMMY SUGAR FALLING DOWN (TC Publications - Reprint) Elizabeth was sad when she left Dominica for England with her Auntie Si Si. “Don’t forget us when you over there” her gran had said. It had been hard too, saying goodbye to her friends from the garden. “You’ll ‘member us” Coconut shouted from the tree above Mr Hot Pepper and the rest. “I’ll ‘member all you,” Elizabeth had answered tearfully. But Elizabeth had nothing to be sad about because when she reached England, there in the kitchen cupboard, all her friends were waiting for her!
MAMMY SUGAR FALLING DOWN by Trish Cooke (Paperback July 2011)
NO DINNER FOR ANANSI (Franklin Watts) When Turtle drops in for dinner, Anansi is annoyed. He doesn’t want to share his food, so he plays a trick on Turtle. But when Turtle invites him for dinner, Anansi gets a big surprise!
NO DINNER FOR ANANSI is part of the Hopscotch series -( Franklin Watts). The series contains stories about famous people and great events, providing cross curricular links with the National Curriculum and QCA schemes of work.
NO DINNER FOR ANANSI by Trish Cooke, Illustrated by Emma Shaw Smith ( 2008)
ISBN: 0749679989 ISBN13: 9780749679989 Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0749680060 ISBN 13: 9780749680060 Format Paperback
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG WEST INDIAN IMMIGRANT (ZiggelyZoo Productions ) It is 1961 and Gloria Charles is 10 years old and travelling from Dominica in the West Indies, to meet her parents in Yorkshire, England. Read her diary to find out what life was like for a young West Indian coming to live in Britain.
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG WEST INDIAN IMMIGRANT by Trish Cooke (Paperback - 2008)
HOORAH FOR MARY SEACOLE (Franklin Watts) Mary is a brave nurse. When a war starts in the Crimea, she sails far across the sea to offer her help. Can she save the soldiers, even when the bullets are flying?
HOORAH FOR MARY SEACOLE – is part of the Hopscotch series -( Franklin Watts). The series contains stories about famous people and great events, providing cross curricular links with the National Curriculum and QCA schemes of work.
HOORAH FOR MARY SEACOLE by Trish Cooke, Illustrated by Anni Axworthy (24th MAY 2007)
ISBN: 0749674137 ISBN 13: 9780749674137 Paperback
SO MUCH (Walker Books) Winner of the Smarties book prize 0-5 category, Winner of the Kurt Maschler Award, Winner of the She/WH Smith Under fives book prize, Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and winner of awards in France and South Africa.
‘A brilliant sing-song repetitive text, coupled with warm, lively illustrations depicting the hurly-burly of family life, make this book practically perfect.’ (JUNIOR LONDON review)
SO MUCH by Trish Cooke, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Paperback - 4 Mar 1996)
ISBN 13: 978-0-7445-4396-4
ISBN 10: 0-7445-4396-7
Trish’s multi award winning book SO MUCH was included in the 2009 National Strategy good practice publication on raising achievement of Caribbean children at foundation stage.
SO MUCH LIMITED EDITION AUDIO CD (Ziggely Zoo Productions) Everybody wants to squeeze the baby, Everybody wants to kiss the baby, Everybody loves the baby SO MUCH!
Audio story written and read by Trish Cooke (audio story CD– 30th October 2006)
Ziggely Zoo Productions Ltd.
ISBN 13: 978 -1-906014-00-1
ISBN 10: 1-906014-00-0
FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE (Walker Books) Short listed for The Sheffield Children’s book award 2004.
‘A lyrical and loveable story of a big family get together at Grannie’s house. Accompanied by a noise commentary: the ‘clink clank’ of plates; ‘tip, tip, struggle, juggle’ as little Jay Jay reaches for the sweetie tin, and pictures as warm as a fuggy kitchen, this book transforms a family dinner into something memorable.’ (THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE review)
FULL, FULL, FULL OF LOVE by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Paul Howard (Paperback - 5 Jan 2004)
MR PAM PAM AND THE HULLABAZOO (Walker Books) ‘Have you ever met a Hullabazoo – with yellow hands and a green moustache and purple socks? Well here is a picture book all about one, and how you can meet him too… Told in first person narrative style, with the appropriate idioms and wonderment of a young boy, it makes an ideal book for the beginning readers.’(READING TIME review.)
MR PAM PAM AND THE HULLABAZOO by Trish Cooke, Illustrated by Patrice Aggs (Paperback -06 Apr 1995)
Currently Out of Stock
CATCH (Scholastic) Short listed for the Nottingham Book Award 2005
‘Kiona and her Mum are playing catch in the garden, but Kiona finds it difficult to catch the various items Mum throws for her. For all sorts of reasons, the little girl just can’t catch anything – sometimes the little things in life can be just too difficult. However Mum knows how to make this right and the story ends in a most satisfying manner. This is a large format picture book with bright, primary colours on every page. The text, which is simple and repetitive, will appeal to young children. There is an overall feeling of gentle affection in the story that makes it the perfect bed-time story for the very young. Delightful.’ (BOOKTRUSTED NEWS review)
CATCH by Trish Cooke illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max (Paperback - 21 May 2004)
ZOOM (Collins Picture Books) ‘This is a noisy book that celebrates the fun of charging around, while gently encouraging quiet, creative play. Full of the sort of detail children love: bright, exuberant pictures, short sentences, lots of repetition and whooping noises to imitate. Zzzooooommm zigga zigga zigga! Yow! Yow! Yow’(THE WEEKEND REVIEW – INDEPENDENT)
ZOOM by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe (paperback 2001-03-01)
Collins Picture Books
ISBN: 0-00- 664621-2
Currently Out of Stock
WHEN I GROW BIGGER (Collins Picture Books) “When I grow bigger..” says Leanne and Sam and Natalie. But to baby Thomas, watching them play and yell and quarrel, they are big already. Will he ever be as big as them?
‘The dialogue, actions and thoughts of infant, children and adults alike are so true to life and the artwork so utterly appealing, four to six year old readers or listeners cannot fail to recognize themselves.’ (BOOKS FOR KEEPS review)
Currently being reviewed for reprint.
WHEN I GROW BIGGER by Trish Cooke, illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello ( Paperback - Jun 1994)
THE GRANDAD TREE (Walker Books) Leigh and Vin used to play with Grandad under the apple tree in their garden. Now Grandad has gone but, like the tree, the children’s love for him lives on forever…
‘The sentiments conveyed are universal in this quiet, tender story, ripe with meaning and love. A beautiful book to soothe mourning hearts and celebrate intergenerational relationships.’ (BOOKLIST review)
THE GRANDAD TREE by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Sharon Wilson (Paperback - Mar 2000)
Currently Out of Stock
MRS MOLLY'S SHOPPING TROLLEY (Collins Educational) Mrs Molly finds a very special sort of shopping trolley. Shopping will never be the same again!
MRS MOLLY’S SHOPPING TROLLEY by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Rhian Nest James (Paperback – 1990)
LOOKING FOR AUNTIE NATAL (Collins Educational) Kerwin wants to know who Auntie Natal is. His Mum takes him to find out. He has quite a surprise! You might be surprised too.
LOOKING FOR AUNTIE NATAL by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Lynn Armstrong (Paperback – 1992)
HEY CRAZY RIDDLE (Frances Lincoln) ‘Here are seven boisterous stories from the Caribbean explaining phenomena such as why wasps can’t make honey and agouti have no tail, how goat got more food and dog lost his bone, ending with a wonderful version of ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ that is as zany as the original rhyme. Wit and language play bounce off every page in these stories awash with rhymes, rhythms and alliteration. This is a thoroughly entertaining collection that begs to be read aloud or performed for children to understand how language can be used effectively to bring out the sounds and sheer fun of words. Vibrant illustrations and a design that incorporates lots of white space add further to the book’s appeal.’ (BOOKS FOR KEEPS review ). For 6 to 8yrs.
HEY CRAZY RIDDLE by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Hannah Shaw (Paperback - 1 Mar 2006 Frances Lincoln)
ISBN 13: 978-1-84507-378-7
ISBN 10: 1-84507-378-9
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE... TRISH COOKE (GINN) This book follows Trish’s work as a presenter( between 1988 and 1996) on the hit BBC preschool programme PLAYDAYS. A book for young people interested in finding out how to become a TV presenter.
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE TRISH COOKE – A Television Presenter by Chris Powling (Paperback – 1990)
WAITING FOR BABY (GINN) Tommy is waiting for mum to have the baby and what a surprise when she does!
WAITING FOR BABY by Trish Cooke Illustrated by Nicola Smee , (Early Learning Centre Walker Books)