The Scallywags by David Melling


The Scallywags by David Melling

The Scallywags are a bunch of messy, noisy wolves who find it rather hard to behave properly. But as they soon discover, if it means losing your friends, then just maybe it's time to practise those manners...By the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages. Find out more about David Melling at Check out the sequel - The Scallywags Blow Their Top - in which the rambunctious wolves learn to control their tempers. 'David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline.' - Guardian


Brilliant Write Away Pure delight Carousel David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline The Guardian Warm, funny and full of energy The Children's Bookseller Pure delight. Carousel On David's previous books: 'It's funny and original and an absolute delight to read aloud - a perfect bedtime read.

'S GUIDE An ideal bedtime book ... This delightful tale is a true charmer ... Melling's witty illustrations are packed with imaginative detail, including the masterly touch of a delicate golden line tracing the swerling path of the kiss. The Scotsman Full of unexpected twists and turns The Kiss That Missed is a wonderful literary example of how to temper fearsome episdoes with humour. ... this story is one which will demand endless rereading. A deliciously written, illustrated and presented book. The Scallywags are a pack of wolves, always late, clumsy and smelly, causing the other animals to decide life is better without them. However, when they tidy themselves up, they become so clean, tidy and polite their detractors no longer recognise them! The text humorously celebrates difference and tolerance and the wonderfully energetic, funny illustrations deserve careful attention. ...David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline. The Guardian ...exuberant pictures... impressive Publishers Weekly This is a lovely book and David Melling's illustrations are excellent. David Melling's touch is light but this is at thought-provoking and refreshing storyline. The Guardian A fun story about acceptance with really amusing pictures Northern Echo'

About the Author

David Melling

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. To date he has illustrated over 60 books, writing and illustrating around 15 of them, including the popular Hugless Douglas

David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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32 pages


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Publication date

19th May 2007



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