Cath Jones

Cath Jones

Cath Jones

Cath Jones is the author of quirky picture book Bonkers About Beetroot and lots of early and reluctant readers. She also writes junior and middle grade fiction. Her whole life has been about books: as a librarian, teacher, editor, community gardener (vegetable story-time anyone?), and now an author she has always aimed to inspire a love of stories. She loves sharing her stories with children of all ages in libraries, bookshops, schools and especially on allotments.

Her latest early reader, Go, Nan, Go! and On the Log is published May 2018 by Maverick.


Bonkers About Beetroot is also the only picture book on the shortlist for the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Crystal Kite Award. (Members you have until 24th May 2018 to cast your vote!)




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Bonkers About Beetroot Cover A wacky and surprising tale of how an out of control, giant beetroot and teamwork help Zebra save the day.

Bonkers About Beetroot is a humorous story about an optimistic Zebra and a pessimistic Penguin. When a lack of visitors threatens to close Sunset Safari Park, Zebra decides to attract visitors to save his home by growing a giant beetroot. But the beetroot grows dangerously large and the park is closed. To get rid of the beetroot, Zebra eats it. But there are unexpected consequences and Zebra turns purple, inadvertently becoming the unlikely new attraction. The safari park is saved!

Twitter: @cathjoneswriter



Spread 5 sequence of four showing hot to grow a beetroot

Some of Cath's other books:

Go Nan Go + On the Log CoverMeg and Rat Puff Puff PuffThe Smart Hat Cover

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