Mr Pusskins Best in Show by Sam Lloyd

Mr Pusskins Best in Show

Written by Sam Lloyd
Part of the Mr Pusskins Series

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Winner of the 6 and under category in the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009.

Pusskins is a larger-than-life character and it comes as no surprise that it has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funniest book prize!! There is fun and excitement on every page as well as a mixture of emotions brought to life through this superb character. Thankfully it all ends happily in the end for Pusskins.

Michael Rosen, former Children's Laureate and one of the judges for the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize said of this book:

'A ridiculously funny book, full of marvellously mischievous cartooning'.


Mr Pusskins Best in Show by Sam Lloyd

From the moment Mr Pusskins spies the prize for Best-Looking Pet, he is smitten. He just has to get his paws on that trophy, and nothing, NOTHING is going to stand in his way ...not even that mean, double-crossing poodle, Madame Fifi Fou-Fou. Mr Pusskins won the Booktrust Early Years Award, was a New York Times Bestseller and his character is recognised as being the grumpiest yet most lovable ginger cat in the children's book world today. So join his fans all over the world!


This popular and entertaining book reassures young readers there is more than one way to succeed. * York Press * How Sam Lloyd manages to cram so many emotions and expressions into a single picture book is a welcome mystery. * Daily Mail * Bound to be popular. * Independent * 'Vividly illustrated and not above the occasional rude joke, it is bound to be popular' * Independent on Sunday * My daughter was instantly captivated by Sam Lloyd's bold, funny illustrations when i brought this book home. She couldn't waitfor bedtime to have the uproarious story about a perfect pussy read to her. * Katherine Jennings - Waterstones - Books Quaterly * The further adventures of Mr Pusskins are eagerly awaited in our household. He's got our top prize for the most characterful cat on the block! * Mariella Frostrup * Funny, irreverent * Scottish Sunday Herald * Mr Pusskins ... the grumpiest yet most lovable ginger cat in the children's book world today * Express & Star * Witty and compelling * Red House * Quite how Sam Lloyd manages to cram so many emotions and expressions into a single picture book is a welcome mystery * The Daily Mail * Funny, lively illustrations and simple text both entertain and offer young readers the reassurance that there is more than one way to succeed * Booktrust * Vividly illustrated and not above the occasional rude joke, it is bound to be popular -- Nicholas Tucker * The Independent * Uproarious * Books Quarterly (Waterstones) * Mr Pusskins engages us throughout with his hilarious expressions and fabulous transformations * Books For Keeps * This is a story full of arch good-humour, matched by the delightful energy and retro-poise of the illustrations * Bookfest * Great fun for boys and girls aged from three * Surrey Mirror *

About the Author

Sam Lloyd studied at Brighton University where she gained a BA Hons in Illustration. Now Sam is the author and illustrator of many successful picture books for children including Happy Day,the Whoops-A-Daisy-World series and Sad Dog which won the Sainsbury’s Baby Book Award in 2003. Success followed with Mr Pusskins which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Booktrust Pre-School Award and shortlisted for the V & A Illustration Award. Sam's novelty books include the Richard and Judy prize-winning Calm Down, Boris and Hello Dudley.

As well as writing and illustrating books, Sam also enjoys yoga, swimming, camping and doing outdoorsy things. She has been all over the world, including travels to India and Australia. Sam also does a lot of voluntary work with children, painting murals. Sam lives in Brighton with her partner and young son.

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32 pages


Sam Lloyd
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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

7th May 2009




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