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The Happy Birthday Party & A New Day At School

A New Day At School by Peter Andre“Singer-songwriter, TV personality and
  businessman Peter Andre proves
  that he is much more than just a pretty
  face as he brings his experiences of
  both his own upbringing and those he
  has had with his children to create
  the first in a series of paperback books
  for young children with Ladybird,
  A New Day At School and The Happy
  Birthday Party

THE MULTI-TALENTED PETER ANDRE now has another string to his bow that of a children's book contributor. In collaboration with Ladybird, he has created two very appealing little books: A New Day At School and The Happy Birthday Party. More will follow.

Sharing the experiences of his own childhood and also those he has enjoyed with his children, Peter tells a simple story that youngsters can relate to. The age given for both books is from birth up to three, but four- and five-year-olds also respond well to the stories.

A New Day At School takes children through the process of both starting school and going back to school to start a new class. Using names from his family and himself, Peter shows how Peter and Debbie — who are themselves changing classes — support a nervous Mike on his first day ever at pre-school. School is shown as an exciting place in which to meet new friends and catch up with the old ones. Children starting school will get reassurance and a positive feeling about school from this book.

The Happy Birthday Party by Peter AndreThe Happy Birthday Party encourages children to become involved with the preparations for a sibling's birthday party. It teaches children about sharing; taking delight in giving to others and the importance of friendship.

Along with the interaction of children, seeking snails and strawberries throughout the book, Peter Andre has created a great way to connect with children. The books are absorbing and fun, reflecting Peter's love for storytelling and his role as a father.

The books are well-written by Sarah Fabiny, as told to his children by Peter Andre, and beautifully illustrated by Kath Grimshaw. Children will listen to them time and time again.

Published by Ladybird Books (A Penguin Company), Peter Andre's A New Day At School and The Happy Birthday Party are both available in paperback from 1 September 2011 at an RRP of £4.99 each.

"Absorbing and Fun"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar

About Peter Andre

BORN IN LONDON in 1973, Peter moved with his family to Australia when he was six years old. By the time he reached his early teens he had written his first song and at 16 he appeared on a television talent show, securing a recording contract.

Peter sold millions of records in Australia and not long afterwards he moved back to the UK and became the first Australian male artiste to debut at Number 1 with Flava. Having secured his success over here in the UK with Mysterious Girl, Peter went on to appear in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here on 26 January 2004.

There his romance with Katie Price flourished and they married in 2005. Katie's son Harvey had gained a stepfather and Katie had two more children, Junior and Princess, with Peter. Sadly they separated in May 2009 and Peter now lives in Brighton.

As a child, Peter Andre loved going to primary school with his friends, but he acknowledges that some children get very nervous with change and has created the A New Day At School in a positive and reassuring way.