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Charlie the Chimp Can’t Swim-bookcover

By: Pamela Little

Charlie the Chimp Can’t Swim

Pages: 32 Ratings: 5.0
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The sun is hot, and tension is brewing in the jungle. The animals are seething with envy whilst watching the adorable Charlie the Chimp up to his antics swinging through the trees.

Charlie seems to be good at everything he does. At the suggestion of the giraffe, the animals decide to challenge Charlie to a race across the wide, rolling river nearby, a feat which they all believe he won’t be able to do.

Will Charlie be left humiliated and demoralised? A huge problem lies before him; can he take on the challenge, face his fears and outsmart the jungle animals who all want him to fail?

Pamela Little was born and went to school in Wath on Dearne, England and attended one of the first comprehensive schools in the country in Swinton.

Pamela’s first love was art, which she studied in depth in the sixth form at school, but her talent and gift of drawing and painting took a backseat for several years while she brought up her family with her husband Michael. Pamela began to bring paint to paper and canvas again in her forties and now produces in watercolour, acrylic and oil.

Her creativity also took a path in writing and was also something that Pamela did a lot of, mostly poetry. Storytelling came later when she used her vivid imagination on her grandchildren when she was asked to tell stories repeatedly. The stories could never come from a book, they always had to be from her mind, and she told a great many. She has now authored several other short story books for children and another much larger science fiction book which has recently been completed. Her other hobbies are golf and walking.

She lives with her partner, John, and has two children; Chris is married to Amandine and Lisa engaged to Pavlo. She has three grandchildren, Michael, Jack, and Daniel.

Customer Reviews
11 reviews
11 reviews
  • Natasha Tighe

    Good afternoon Pam,

    Thank you very much for allowing us to read your new book ‘Charlie the Chip Can’t Swim’. We read your book to all of our children in our primary school assembly, and they all absolutely loved it! There were plenty of laughs throughout and they have asked to hear it again. It is one of the most picked-out books in the library. I think they especially loved the fact it rhymed throughout. We really hope you have more books come out in the future and I know the children here at Poolsbrook Primary do too!

    Many thanks,
    Tash Tighe

  • Suzanne Hall

    The children loved the concept of the book, the characters and the rhyming structure that ran throughout. They also thought the illustrations were eye catching too. I think the layout of the book gave the impression it was a picture book and it then surprised us that there was a considerable amount of reading involved. I did have to explain the meaning of a couple of words, i.e. 'adept' but this isn't a bad thing as reading should always provide new vocabulary to children.

    Thank you again for providing us with your story.

  • Mrs Baker

    What a charming story! We certainly learned a lot and enjoyed all the animals! This story would much better suit our Year 3 / 4 pupils as the test is longer than younger children would sit for. Well done, the pictures really bring the story to life!

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