Inventive, highly illustrated adventure for kids aged 5+
Journey through space and time with Will Jakeman's Marvellous Mechanimals by Nick Ward, plus an accompanying activity pack which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in January 2023.
“Packed with adventure, imagination and fantastically detailed illustrations, this one is perfect for younger and newly independent readers with lots of action and interactive graphic novel elements.”
About the book
Will Jakeman is an incredible inventor – perhaps the best the world has ever seen! People come from far and wide to buy his ‘Mechanimals’ – incredible machines that come to life and perform all sorts of amazing tasks, such as Steel-Skull the gorilla, perfect for dealing with bullies, and The Armoured Armadillo, a magnificent machine that can barge through most obstacles and is even armed with a gunge gun. Learn all about Will Jakeman’s childhood, the terrible fate of his parents, and discover whether the evil Ida Gripp ever gets her hands on his marvellous mechanimals…
About the author
Brought up living above the family shop in a quiet market town, all Nick Ward ever wanted to do was write and illustrate books, and by hook and by crook, that’s exactly what he has ended up doing. The author and illustrator of over 60 books for children, he now works from a little wooden studio (shed) at the bottom of his leafy garden.
About the activity pack
Packing & postage
- Price includes UK P&P.
- Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.
- Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.
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