Q Pootle 5 is on his way to a moon party when his rocket falls to Earth in need of some repairs...
Q Pootle 5 thinks he knows what the problem is, in fact he is sure. The problem is that the rocket is broken, it needs a new rocket booster. But where on earth will this little alien find a rocket booster ? A green earthing comes along but he can't help and neither can three birds. Perhaps Colin the Cat might be able to help - when he's finished his dinner that is...
Praise for QPootle5:
"An alien story with a difference! There's lots of laughs in this friendly, funny story and we loved the wonderfully low-tech DIY spaceship."
Praise for Albert le Blanc
''Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive.'' The Independent
`'Butterworth's drawings have a comforting clarity and his stories develop straightforwardly so the book works for just about everyone.'' Sunday Times
`'Triumphant'' The Observer
Nick Butterworth was born in Kingsbury, North London. He has worked as a graphic desinger for major London design consultancies. Nick then moved into freelance graphics and illustrations, working in partnerhsip with three others, including Mick Inkpen. In 1981 his first children's book was published, B. B. Blacksheep and Company. Nick has also worked as a television presenter on the children's programme Rub-a-Dub-Tub.