The Scallywags Blow Their Top! by David Melling

The Scallywags Blow Their Top!

Written by David Melling
Illustrated by
Part of the Scallywags Series


The Scallywags Blow Their Top! by David Melling

The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the Forest Show, they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep. It's not long before they are begging to be accepted again by the other animals. A brilliant follow-up to The Scallywags that shows, in the funniest possible way, that it doesn't pay to lose your temper.From the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A useful story to show children that it's no fun being at the receiving end of a bad temper.' - Junior


Hilarious picture book with very expressive illustrations. * Primary Times * A useful story to show children that it's no fun being at the receiving end of a bad temper. * Junior * The story is fun and the illustrations increase the sense of fun. * School Librarian * Korky Paul's colourful illustrations bring the whole thing to life. * School Librarian * A wonderful story. * School Librarian * Engagin and funny... so much to see on each page. * Bookbag * A fun story ... fabulous, action-packed illustrations * The Bookbag * Hilarious picture book with very expressive illustrations that add a lot to the story * Primary Times *

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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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th May 2011



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