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ANIMALITERATION
Simply sensational sassy silly sentences about
absolutely awesome alphabetical animal adventures
By Martin Coleman & Jim Crawley
Terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics, and amazingly
adventurous animals!
A humorous book for children, full of crazy creatures in bizarre circumstances. With an animal for
every letter of the alphabet, and funny stories to go with each one, alliteration has never been
such fun! Prepare yourself for some terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics and amazingly
adventurous animals!
Animaliteration is a unique, humorous and colourful series of alphabetical animal cartoons,
accompanied by sentences with every word beginning with the same letter. As well as
demonstrating that this is actually possible to do, it's a fun, tongue-twisting and entertaining read
for all ages and will educate children without them even realising!
Prepare yourself for some terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics, crazy cartoons, and
amazingly adventurous animals!
• Terrifically tricky tongue-twisting tomfoolery!
• Wonderfully woven mini-tales featuring amazing creatures with the most bizarre pastimes!
• A delightful dalliance with an awesome array of animals and the alphabet
• Pointless pastimes and pathetic predicaments
• Alphabetic athletics and awesome animal activities
• Alliteration and then some! Animaliteration features twenty six animals in incredibly unbelievable
scenarios, one for each letter of the alphabet!
• Wonderful wordplay with amazingly adventurous animals
• Creative creatures cavorting through twenty-six tiny tantalising tales
• Fabulous furry and feathery friends involved in incredible incidences
SPECIFICATION
• £8.99 UK / $11.99 USA
• 26 pictures
• Hardback
• 205mm H x 205mm W • 32 pages
• ISBN: 978-1-787117-37-2
• UPC: 6-36847-01737-8
• BIC classification: YFP + CFLA
About Martin Coleman
Martin was born in Hastings, Sussex, and moved to Dorset with his family when he was eight
years old. At twenty-one he became a Butlins Redcoat at Minehead, Somerset, where he learned
his craft as a professional host, and became the centre's resident compere for several years. He
later opened three nightclubs as Entertainment Manager, and went on to work in corporate
events. Martin had always enjoyed creative writing and, in 2011, he self-published the first of
three humorous, rhyming story books for children. In 2014-2015 he was commissioned five times
by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children. His lifelong ambition was finally achieved in
2019 when 'The Wandering Wildebeest' was officially published, followed two years later by
'Animaliteration', which he hopes will be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike!
About Jim Crawley
Jim is an illustrator and sculptor from Somerset. He attended DeMontfort University to study
drama and theatre studies, taking time to build and paint sets. It was here that Jim revisited his
love of drawing, painting and sculpting, and he now illustrates and sculpts full time from his studio
at home. Along with his partner. Natalie, Jim is the owner of Fable Craft Studio.
Published by Hubble & Hattie
Book webpage: https://www.hubbleandhattie.com/shop/HK5737/

 

The Wandering Wildebeest
By Martin Coleman & Tim Slater
How will the wildebeest cross the crocodile-infested river ...?
The annual migration of wildebeest across the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park is a
spectacular event. In this amusing and slightly silly story, we learn about the animals’ journey as
we follow the herd across dry and dusty plains in search of water and lush grass, overcoming
dangers on the way.
The Wandering Wildebeest tells the story of the massive annual migration across the African
plains in search of food and water. In the blistering heat, our heroes keep on walking over the
parched, dusty ground in their quest to find lush grassland to graze upon. Having faced
starvation, exhaustion and dehydration, they finally see a happy, grazing herd of buffalo in the
distance! But in order to reach the grassland, the wildebeest have one more dangerous challenge
ahead – to cross the deep, wide, river filled with crocodiles!
Written in humorous rhyme and including off-the-wall characters and scenarios, Martin Coleman's
funny, silly story, accompanied by Tim Slater’s stunning and hilarious illustrations will both
educate and entertain children of all ages, (and we think the grown-ups will secretly enjoy it, too!)
• A jolly tale of the annual wildebeest migration, humorously told and illustrated
• An amusing, colourful African animal story in verses of rhyming couplets
• A silly, funny yet educational tale of a natural, annual phenomenon
• The search for food across Africa is rewarded with help from a friend!
• A comical story of co-operation between wildebeest, buffalo ... and crocodiles!
• A wonderful animal story that children around the world will love
• A fine example of one friendly gesture helping others achieve their goal
• An insight into the plight of African wildlife, told in humorous rhyme
• Delightfully illustrated African wildlife tale for 3 to 8 year old children
• A classic story of struggle and perseverance that ends happily ever after
SPECIFICATION
• £6.99 UK / $9.99 USA
• 20 colour pictures
• Paperback
• 205mm H x 205mm W
• 32 pages
• ISBN: 978-1-787113-86-2
• UPC: 6-36847-01386-8
• BIC classification: YFP + YBLB1
About Martin Coleman
Martin was born in Hastings, Sussex, and moved to Dorset with his family when he was eight
years old. At twenty-one he became a Butlins Redcoat at Minehead, Somerset, where he learned
his craft as a professional host, and became the centre's resident compere for several years. He
later opened three nightclubs as Entertainment Manager, and went on to work in corporate
events. Martin had always enjoyed creative writing and, in 2011, he self-published the first of
three humorous, rhyming story books for children. In 2014-2015 he was commissioned five times
by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children. His lifelong ambition was finally achieved in
2019 when 'The Wandering Wildebeest' was officially published, followed two years later by
'Animaliteration', which he hopes will be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike!
About Tim Slater
Tim has worked as an illustrator since graduating in 2003 with a degree in Illustration and Visual
Communication at Loughborough University. Immediately following graduation, Keen to develop
his digital skills, Tim trained at City College Manchester for two years, after which he worked as a
technician. Over the years Tim has carried out a range of work, including illustrations for children's
books, has commissioned portraits, and designed packaging for children's board games. Tim has
a keen interest in characters, as is evident in his work. He continuously works on further
advancing his skills through courses online and workshops, having recently attended Stephen
Silver's Character Design Workshop in Manchester.
Published by Hubble & Hattie
Book webpage: https://www.hubbleandhattie.com/shop/HK5386/

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

The Way Back

Warner Bros. Pictures, Spyglass Media Group and BRON Studios present a 108 minute, R rated, Sport, Drama, directed by Gavin O’Connor and written by O’Connor and Brad Ingelsby with a theater release date of March 6, 2020.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

TriStar Pictures, Tencent Pictures and Big Beach Films present a PG, 108 minute, Biography, Drama, directed by Marielle Heller, written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster with a theater release date of November 22, 2019.

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Gloria Bell

A24, Fabula and FilmNation Entertainment present a 102 minute, R rated, Romance, Drama film directed by Sebastian Lelio, screenplay by Lelio and Alice Johnson Boher with a theatre release date of March 8, 2019.

Paddington 2

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Special Correspondent, Carina Cleary, age 6, contributed to this article.

It

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It

Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment present an R rated, 135 minute, Drama, Horror, directed by Andy Muschietti, screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and novel by Stephen King with a theater release date of September 8, 2017.

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The Glass Castle

Lionsgate and Netter Productions present a PG-13, 127 minute, based on a true story, Biography, Drama, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, written by Cretton and Andrew Lanham with a theater release date of August 11, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

The Dark Tower

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Weed Productions and Imagine Entertainment present a PG-13, 95 minute, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, screenplay by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner with a theater release date of August 4, 2017.

Review written by Jon Patch with 1.5 out of 4 paws

The Dinner

Protagonist Pictures, ChubbCo Film, Blackbird and Code Red present an R rated, 120 minute, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, directed and screenplay by Oren Moverman and novel by Herman Koch with a theater release date of May 5, 2017.

Universal Pictures, Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse Productions present a PG-13, 94 minute, Comedy, Horror, directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan with a theater release date of September 11, 2015.

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