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Lewis Clowns Around

Lynne Rickards
Gabby Grant


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 254 x 210 mm ISBN: 9780863158438 Publication date: 22 September 2011
Genres: Animals, Humour Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

"There once were two puffins
who lived on a rock;
Harris was happy, but Lewis was not.
“The waves make me seasick,
the wind makes me spin,
I’m hopeless at flying – I just don’t fit in…"

So Lewis waves his brother goodbye and flaps off to join the circus. But when his clown act goes terribly wrong, can the young misfit puffin conquer his fears and save the day?


'...Lewis Clowns Around is a heartwarming story of finding one's place in life. The rhyming text and colourful illustrations make this a very appealing book for young readers.'
-- The Scotsman

'Fantastic rhyming text that really draws children into the story.'
-- Creative Steps

"The story is told with a swinging rhythm and rhymes ... The illustrations are colourful and fun..."
-- Angela Lepper, School Librarian

Lewis Clowns Around


Lynne Rickards jacket cover

Lynne Rickards was born in Canada and now lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She grew up reading Dr Seuss books and as a result she loves writing in rhyme. Her picture book Pink! was nominated for a Scottish Children’s Book Award….

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Gabby Grant studied illustration at Westminster University, London. She combines illustration with graphic design and prop-making for TV and film, and has worked on programmes ranging from Newsnight to Harry Hill's TV Burp.

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