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The No. 1 Car Spotter Goes to School

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell

Oluwalase Babatunde Benson is the No. 1 car spotter in his village – probably the world!

In this fourth book about an endearing young African boy, No. 1, and his best friend, Coca-Cola, No. 1 befriends a couple of American visitors and teaches them a thing or two about goats. And his dream of going to school comes true as well. But learning to read and write means that No. 1 has little time at home and even less time to spend with his grandfather. And there is something very important to learn that only Grandfather can teach him.

  • The fourth book in this upbeat, humorous and very charming series about a young African boy, set in Africa.
  • Atinuke is the author of the popular Anna Hibiscus series.
  • Racing Reads are pacy and engaging first novels for the newly independent reader. Each book is extensively illustrated and the story-per-chapter structure is ideal for building reading confidence.

About the author

Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. She works as a traditional oral storyteller in schools and theatres all over the world. Atinuke is the author of two children's book series, one about the No. 1 car spotter and one about Anna Hibiscus. Atinuke lives on a mountain overlooking the sea in West Wales. She supports the charity SOS Children's Villages.

About the illustrator

Warwick Johnson Cadwell lives by the Sussex seaside with his smashing family and pets. Most of his time is spent drawing or thinking about drawing, but for a change of scenery he also skippers boats.

ISBN: 9781406342925
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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