Ahoyty-Toyty! by Helen Stephens


Ahoyty-Toyty! by Helen Stephens

Victor is a good pup and always does what he's told. Butch is small and bad and loves being naughty. It's holiday time and Victor and Butch and their owners, Miss Loopy and Miss Froopy Frou-Frou are going on a cruise. On board the ship, the two young pups meet the Captain's dog, Lord Lah-di-dah, who is very impressive indeed! Can Butch be as cool as Lord Lah-di-dah? Will Victor be left out in the cold? Another hilarious doggy tale from the creator of Poochie-Poo. This is a pre-school story full of fun, friendship, falling out and finding out who your friends really are!

About the Author

Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens grew up in County Durham and currently lives in London with her partner and baby girl. She studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and began working as a freelance illustrator in 1994. She worked as an editorial illustrator for a few years before writing her first book in 1998. She has written and illustrated many popular books for children which have been published worldwide in a variety of languages. Her clients include Alison Green Books, Egmont Children's Books, David Fickling Books, Random House, Macmillan, Puffin, Nickelodeon, and many more. As well as writing her own stories she has also produced books in collaboration with other authors including Roger McGough, Simon Mason and Sophie Hannah. Fleabag has been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Fun Story With Pictures Award 2009, Blue Horse and Tilly won Best World Theme Story in 2002, Twinkly Night was shortlisted for the Sainsburies Baby Book Award 2002 and Poochie-Poo won the AOI Images Silver award 2003. Helen is a lecturer on Cambridge School of Art's MA in Illustrating for Children.

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32 pages


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Publication date

5th August 2004



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