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The Big Bottom Hunt

Lari Don
Gabby Grant


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 254 x 210 mm ISBN: 9780863157455 Publication date: 22nd April 2010
Genre: Humour Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

Sandy and Ella find a telescope on the beach. But how will they find its owner? The only clue is the bottom print next to it in the sand … And so the Big Bottom Hunt begins, as they ask all the villagers, ‘Is this your bottom?’

A delightful and very funny story from Edinburgh based writer and storyteller Lari Don.


'Children love being able to say "bottom" without being naughty or cheeky and the charming illustrations are also great fun... It is great fun and just a little bit "cheeky!"'
-- Suse Coon, Lothian Life

'Excellent bedtime or early reader. Beautifully told and illustrated, (and children really enjoy the fact 'bottoms' are mentioned many times!)'
-- Armadillo

'The Big Bottom Hunt by Lari Don is a delight.'
-- EYE (Early Years Educator) Magazine

'Playing detectives is great fun, and the repetition of the word bottom - plus delightfully realistic pictures - provides even more merriment.
-- Julia Jarman, Carousel, Spring 2011

Big Bottom Hunt


Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of more than 20 children’s books for all ages from picture books and…

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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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