FormatPaperback (b Format)
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PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
Publication date4th January 2007
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My Dad's Got an Alligator!
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Imagine you’re dad bringing home an alligator for a pet – would it be cool or uncool? Well to Nicholas, who is used to his father’s weird ideas, it’s great. Mischief ensues, in fact there is never a dull moment until things get a little too out-of-hand. Maybe… Brilliant entertainment and perfect for boys and tomboys too.
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SynopsisMy Dad's Got an Alligator! by Jeremy Strong
'It's that alligator... Dad should never have brought it into the house. Crunchbag has escaped and he's eaten Granny!' The latest member of their family is Crunchbag - the alligator! Soon he's running riot in the bathroom and on the roof and even in the park! But he wouldn't eat poor defenceless Granny... would he?
ReviewsStrong's books are hugely popular with young children with their breezy, daft exuberance
His books crackle with good humour and invention TES King of comedy
His books are preposterously entertaining Observer
About The Author
LAUGHTER BY THE BUCKET LOAD FROM THE COMIC MASTER.
Jeremy Strong is a fantastic children's author. His books are side splittingly funny and once you have read one your children will be asking you to get more.
His work has a wide ranging appeal to the 7+ market (5-7s who are keen readers will love them too) especially to boys and tomboys. Jeremy was born in Eltham, South East London in November 1949. He has had a varied career path before becoming an author including jobs as a: Head Teacher, Caretaker, Strawberry Picker, Jam Doughnut Stuffer! His first published book was Smith's Tail in 1978 and he now lives in Kent.
Jeremy’s work is characterised by humour and direct child appeal. The books are packed with tongue in cheek gags and characters and situations that your children will love. He says of himself "My sense of humour got stuck at age ten." He thinks his writing has been influenced most of all by Spike Milligan, but also by falling on his head when he was three years old.
When he was about eighteen he started writing very serious stories for adults, but none of them were published. By the time he was twenty-one he was writing stories for children after realizing that he loved writing funny stories and making people laugh.
The Children's Book Award 1997 for The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 1998 (Shorter Novel category) for Pirate Pandemonium
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2000 (Shorter Novel category) for Dinosaur Pox
Jeremy Strong's recent Campaign for Fun schools competition to find the Funniest School in the UK and Ireland has now closed. You can still find the activities and the competition winners on his website - click here.
Author photo: Justine Stoddart
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