Time to Read: Who Ate Auntie Iris? by Sean Taylor

Time to Read: Who Ate Auntie Iris?

Written by Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw
Part of the Time to Read Series

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Prepared to be scared – in the most delightful way – in this witty story about some rather dodgy neighbours. Visiting her Auntie Iris, a young chinchilla is alarmed by the neighbours. With families of bears, crocodiles and wolves living below, is Auntie Iris’s home really safe? Things can only get worse when the new neighbours move in… Young readers will love the frisson of terror and the final outcome! Created in consultation with literacy specialist, Prue Goodwin, this is a brand new early reader paperback making use of the story and the illustrations from the original picture book but reformated into small paperback format with more pages. Perfect for children who are gaining confidence in their reading and want something to bridge the gap between large format picture books and chapter books. There are wonderfully comic illustrations throughout to help the reader understand and follow the story.


Time to Read: Who Ate Auntie Iris? by Sean Taylor

One little chinchilla loves going to visit her Auntie Iris - but there's danger in the air at the block of flats where she lives...not surprising when there are bears on the first floor, crocodiles on the second floor and wolves on the third! Then one day, Auntie Iris goes down to put out the rubbish, and she doesn't come back! Little Chinchilla is determined to solve the mystery of her disappearance, even if it does mean talking to her very scary neighbours!

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Who Ate Auntie Iris?


A brilliant read-aloud adventure from the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted team. The Bookseller

Funny and silly with just the right amount of danger to make little ones squeal. The Bookseller

A hilarious book to share, with just enough edginesss to create a frisson of scariness. Irish Examiner

A suspenseful mystery. Baby and Me

An action-packed read with great pace, energetic illustrations and highly animated characters! EYE Selected in Charlie Higson's pick of the best books for Christmas 2012.

There's enormous skill in writing a picture book. The Mail on Sunday

About the Author

Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao and Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Visit Sean at www.seantaylorstories.com

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013




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