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The Big Race

David Barrow

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Picture storybooks

Can little Aardvark beat the bigger animals in the Big Race? She's certainly going to try, and have fun along the way!

Aardvark is only small and the Big Race is long and hard. But Aardvark is going to join in and give it everything she's got!

A heart-warming, stylish and delightfully funny celebration of taking part rather than winning from Sebastian Walker Award winner David Barrow.

If you love Julia Donaldson's The Ugly Five, you will love this.

The Big Race is packed full of wonderful African animals including an aardvark, crocodile, cheetah, buffalo and African hoopoe.

Visit David at davebarrowillustration.co.uk and follow him at @DaveBarrow3.

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David Barrow

David has been a shelf-stacker, a library assistant, a call-centre worker, a civil servant and a printer, so obviously it was only a matter of time before he tried his hand at writing and illustrating children's books. He joined the world-renowned Children's Book Illustration MA at Anglia Ruskin CSA. It turns out he actually found it a lot harder than all of the above, but ultimately a lot more rewarding.
Whilst on the course, David created his first picture book, Have you seen Elephant? which was published in 2015. He won the Sebastian Walker award for new talent in children's book illustration at his degree show and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
David's next book Fergus Barnaby Goes On Holiday was released in June 2017 and he is now in the process of developing more picture books. He lives in Kettering with his toughest critics: partner Jo, son Teddy and cat Sofia.

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