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The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell

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

This is the second book in this series about the irresistible No. 1, whose hobby is car spotting but who is also good at solving all sorts of problems for his village. What happens when a great-spotted leopard enters the compound to steal the goats, or when the river floods the road and a wedding party can't get across? What happens when the new modern house Mama Coca-Cola thought she wanted turns out not to be the house she wants after all? Who comes to the rescue each and every time? Why, it's No. 1, of course! But can he also make the fabulous Firebird stop in his village?

  • Atinuke is the author of the Anna Hibiscus series, also published by Walker Books.
  • 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

Born in Nigeria, Atinuke grew up in both Africa and the UK, and is now a professional storyteller. Her books about Anna Hibiscus and the No. 1 car spotter are inspired by the Africa of her childhood. Atinuke lives with her family in Wales.

About the illustrator

This is Warwick Cadwell Johnson's third book for Walker Books. He lives by the Sussex seaside with his family and pets.

ISBN: 9781406320787
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: December 1, 2011
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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