In this book, we meet an intrepid but forgetful explorer who sets off on a trip, and along the way keeps forgetting things. The reader can help him try out different memorization tricks along the way, as each time, one more item is lost (beginning with 10 items, and losing 1, then 2, then 3, each time, and so on) - making the game more of a challenge at every turn of the page. Different habitats and cities, with different modes of transport and items to be lost and found, bring fun and variety and make practicing memory skills hugely enjoyable.
Catherine Veitch trained as an infant primary teacher before working as an editor and writer for twenty years in children’s magazines and books. Today, when she’s not walking her Sheltie dog, Arthur, Catherine enjoys writing and creating content for children’s story, puzzle, activity and early learning books.
I am a freelance illustrator and children’s author based in Bristol, UK. I have been doodling and drawing since way back in the early 1980s, lying on my parents’ living room floor, grasping a felt tip in my clammy little fist, through to my current profession, grasping a Wacom stylus in my clammy little fist. So, not much has changed, although I no longer lie on the floor to draw.
My debut picture book ‘The Bear Who Stared’ was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017, and my second book, ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard,’ was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards in 2018. Other books include ‘The Last Chip’ and ‘Molly’s Moon Mission’ (due out in February 2019.)