The Spy's the Limit by Guy Bass

The Spy's the Limit

Written by Guy Bass
Illustrated by Lee Robinson
Part of the Spynosaur Series

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In a nutshell: part book, part comic, all action!

In this new adventure for dinosaur spy Spynosaur, he and his daughter Amber Gamber save the world again, this time by travelling to the Arctic Circle to take on diabolical villain the Purple Spyder. In fact, three generations of Gambits are involved because on their journey they discover Spynosaur’s long-lost dad; the original spy who came in from the cold, he’s been frozen in the ice cap for thirty years. As ever, it’s great fun and packed with adventure. Plus, you can tell how good a book is from its chapter headings, and chapter seven of this is called The P.L.O.T. Device - genius! ~ Andrea Reece

Readers who enjoy Spynosaur’s adventures will also appreciate Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Hamish and the World Stoppers by Danny Wallace.


The Spy's the Limit by Guy Bass

From a land before time comes a hero for today ... Spynosaur - he's going to make crime extinct! A hilarious new series from award-winning author Guy Bass.

Spynosaur, the world's only dinosaur spy, and his sidekick Amber race to investigate a distress beacon emanating from the Arctic Circle - the last location of Spynosaur's long-lost father, super-spy Abner Gambit. They trace the beacon to an underground hideout, where they are met by an army of mecha penguins ... and rescued by Spynosaur's dad, who has been accidentally frozen in ice for the last thirty years. Father and son team up to complete Abner's unfinished mission - to track down enemy agent The Purple Spyder, who's in possession of the P.L.O.T. Device, a machine that can predict spies of the future. The race is on to find the device, but with very different approaches to spying, can Spynosaur and his dad put aside their differences long enough to save the day ... and the future?


Praise for Stitch Head:

If you liked Marcus Sedgwick's The Raven Mysteries, you'll love this! Julia Eccleshare

Bursting with twisted humour and amusingly action-packed illustrations, this book would be best enjoyed at night, with a torch under the covers. Carousel

About the Author

Guy Bass
Q&A with author Guy Bass: Q: Where did the inspiration for Spynosaur come from?
I was scribbling things down and the name popped into my head. I though the idea of a dinosaur whose job it was to be inconspicuous might be funny.
Q: Who is your favourite character from the book?
Probably Danger Monkey. He's a spider-monkey spy (spy-der monkey?) who has an insult for every occasion. I really like Amber too - she's Spynosaur's daughter and sidekick, and while she admires her dad, she also finds him incredibly embarrassing.
Q: If your brain was transported into the mind of any animal what would it be?
A dolphin. I'd be as at home in the ocean as I would be in ... another ocean. Q: Following on from the above, would you be a spy or something else?
I've never tried golf. Maybe I could be the world's first and only golfing dolphin, Golphin.
Q: What’s next for Spynosaur?
I'm writing Spynosaur: Goldenclaw at the moment. Spynosaur is desperate to find a new arch enemy, but the monstrous Goldenclaw is too villainous even for him. It's got everything a dinosaur secret agent comedy adventure story should have, with added gold.

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208 pages


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Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

7th September 2017




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