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Happy Birthday Bagpuss!

With easy projects to make

Peter Firmin

Collins & Brown


ISBN: 9781909397330

Price: £ 11.99

Publication date: 20 February 2014

Category: Crafts

Bagpuss is 40! Emily, Gabriel the Toad, Madeleine, Professor Yaffle and the mice are throwing him a party. First Emily sings her special song to wake him up…

Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss, old fat furry catpuss
Wake up and look at this thing that I bring.
Wake up, be bright! Be golden and light!
Bagpuss, oh hear what I sing!

…and at once the saggy old cloth cat is wide awake and full of life and the party is ready to start!

Join in by making your own versions of Bagpuss’ presents: a cross-stitch sampler from Emily, a knitted Bagpuss, a lavender Madeleine, and some sugar mice. At the end of the day, go to sleep with a cuddly Bagpuss pyjama case.

With original illustrations by creator Peter Firmin and step-by-step instructions for simple projects, this is the perfect way to celebrate the 40th birthday of Britain’s best-loved cat.


Word count: 15,000


Peter Firmin is the cofounder of Smallfilms, which produced popular children’s television programs ClangersNoggin the NogIvor the Engine and Bagpuss.