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About Kirstie Watson
Kirstie is an indie-children's author, publisher and storyteller, based in Milton Keynes, UK.
She is the author of the Amazon best-selling children’s picture book, The Witch’s Cat and the Cooking Catastrophe (finalist in the IAN Book Awards 2019). She is also the author of Pirate Mouse, Fish Don't Sneeze, The Fairies - Petal & Nettle and The Big Birthday Surprise, The Witch's Cat and The Broomstick Blunder, and Jungle Scrumble.
Her fun, engaging stories have proved popular reads with children, parents and teachers alike.
When she's not writing new stories, Kirstie loves to visit schools, where she can combine her passion for writing, with a knack for inspiring children to get reading and writing.
Kirstie is always coming up with new stories and is busy working on some exciting new titles for 2022, including her first children's chapter book.
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Download FREE story-inspired activity packs from: kirstiewatsonauthor.co.uk/resources
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Meet Pirate Mouse. A rough, tough, treasure-loving pirate with a problem. She’s terrified of... WATER. Having long since been abandoned by her shipmates for being a scaredy-pirate, Pirate Mouse finds herself sad and alone.
One day, fed up with being scared, Pirate Mouse decides she needs an adventure. So, she bravely sets off on a daring treasure hunt.
The treasure hunt takes her across a giant pirate ship, where she must face her fears to claim the prize.
But there’s a twist! When she finds the pirate booty, it isn’t what she was expecting at all. She was hoping for something sparkly, but is she about to discover an even greater treasure?
A funny and heart-warming tale that’s sure to have everyone talking like a pirate.
Perfect for fans of Julia Donaldson’s, The Troll, or Jonny Duddle’s, The Pirates Next Door. Ideal for ages 2+
*This is a revised edition.
Includes download links for a FREE activity pack for use at home or school.
A story from the author behind the best-selling picture book, The Witch’s Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe!
A fish that sneezes? It’s strange! It’s weird! It’s just not normal! And it’s the reason why no one wants to be friends with poor Sneezy the Fish.
When a little fish comes along with some big plans to help, Sneezy’s very keen to give them a go. But will they work? And will Sneezy finally find what he’s always been looking for?
A funny, feel-good tale about friendship and self-love – a perfect bedtime read for ages 2+
Ideal for fans of Giles Andreae’s Giraffes Can't Dance, and Elmer by David McKee.
The Witch's Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe: A fantastical tale of magic, mischief, and mishap!
“One day, a witch’s cat found a dusty old cookbook, and it gave him the most marvellous idea...”
The witch has gone out and inspired by the old cookbook, the cat is determined to knock up a super-scrumptious surprise lunch for her.
But unfortunately, his enthusiasm far exceeds his cooking abilities, and he carelessly overlooks some rather important information.
But hey, what’s the worst that could happen?
A funny and heart-warming tale that’s sure to bring some magic to your bedtime stories.
Ideal for fans of Julia Donaldson’s Room on The Broom, and a great follow on read for fans of Helen Nicoll’s Meg and Mog stories. Perfect for ages 2+
With an important message about never giving up, The Witch’s Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe has become a firm favourite with children, parents, and teachers alike. Here’s what some readers had to say …
"A fabulously charming story with beautiful illustrations. I have a feeling we’ll be reading this one again (and again, and again...)"
“This is a super book - it's got everything! Magic, potions, a lovely witch, and of course a cheeky cat - and with such beautiful illustrations, it's one that my little ones ask for over and over."
“I love this book because it is really funny and made me laugh out loud. I woke up the next day and made a play with my sister, I was the witch and she was the cat. I like how the cat ends up reading her own book about spells, she is a clever cat!”. Words from my daughter who was captured by this delightful storybook that has clearly made an impact! Highly recommended read! Kirstie Watson is a gifted author and the illustrations are adorable."
Mrs Sumudu Edirisinghe
"We love the Witch’s Cat - my nearly 3yr old granddaughter asks for it almost every day and knows what’s going to happen on every page - she still laughs at each bit though!! This is a really well written and beautifully illustrated story which I thoroughly recommend."
Early one morning, the animals of the jungle were awoken by some awfully loud singing…
“Jungle scrumble for my tummy,
Jungle scrumble’s very yummy.
But I just need a Jungle Mouse,
To come for dinner at my house!
Then I’ll munch, slurp, gobble and burp.
Jungle scrumble, jungle scrumble!”
When Panther invites Jungle Mouse over to EAT for dinner, she thinks she’s being very clever indeed. But when the other jungle animals overhear her plans, they begin to hatch a cunning plan of their own...
This book makes a perfect read-aloud for ages 2-5! Ideal for fans of Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo.
Have fun spotting and counting the beautiful butterflies on each page.
Bonus content! Also includes facts about the real animals of the jungle at the back of the book.
From the author behind the frequent Amazon best-selling, The Witch's Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe.
NEW from the author of the frequent Amazon best-selling, The Witch's Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe!
The Witch’s Cat and the Broomstick Blunder: A spellbinding tale of magic, mischief, and mishap!
“The Lovely Witch was always zipping here and there on her broomstick. The Witch’s Cat gave it very little thought. After all, riding a broomstick IS what witches are supposed to do.”
Then one day, he decided to try it for himself. What could possibly go wrong?
A funny tale that’s sure to bring some magic to your bedtime stories.
This book is ideal for fans of Julia Donaldson’s Room on The Broom, and a great follow on read for fans of Helen Nicoll’s Meg and Mog stories. Perfect for ages 2+
The story is beautifully illustrated in traditional line and watercolour by the talented Magdalena Sawko.
Includes download links for a FREE activity pack for use at home or school.
A NEW magical tale from the author behind the frequent best-selling picture book, The Witch’s Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe!
Welcome to the enchanted world of fairy friends, Petal and Nettle.
Petal is planning a SPECIAL birthday surprise for her best fairy friend, Nettle.
In an effort to be ‘very thoughtful’, she forgoes MAGIC in favour of doing it ALL herself - the hard way.
When Petal finds EVERYTHING she needs just lying around, she can’t believe her luck. Surely no one will mind her taking them without asking... will they?
It’s set to be an unforgettable birthday surprise... and not JUST for Nettle!
A feel-good tale about friendship and why it’s not a good idea to take other people’s things without asking – an enchanted bedtime read.
Ideal for fans of magical tales such as Julia Donaldson’s The Princess and The Wizard, or Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.
„Eines Tages fand der Kater der Hexe ein altes verstaubtes Kochbuch und hatte eine fantastische Idee ...“
Als die Hexe aus dem Haus ist, beschließt ihr Kater, der vom alten Kochbuch begeistert ist, sie mit einem köstlichen Mittagessen zu überraschen.
Allerdings ist sein Tatendrang größer als seine Fähigkeiten zu kochen, was dazu führt, dass er ein paar wichtige Informationen überliest. Was kann schon Schlimmes passieren?
Eine witzige und herzerwärmende Geschichte, die jeder Vorlesestunde etwas Magie verleihen wird.
Perfekt für Liebhaber von Für Hund und Katz ist auch noch Platz von Julia Donaldson.