Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson

Troll Swap

Written by Leigh Hodgkinson
Illustrated by Leigh Hodgkinson

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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 A troll who doesn’t want to be disgusting and a little girl who doesn’t want to be good and nice are both odd balls in their own world. One day, troll Timothy Limpet and little girl Tabitha Lumpit meet and decide to swap places with hilarious and touching results. Each is happier in their new life but will the swap last? A witty story with eye-catching illustrations and based around the time-honoured theme of home is where the heart is, this warm and witty story is a celebration of the individual and offers a valuable lesson on not judging others.


Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson

Timothy Limpet feels out of place in the troll family - he likes things to be just so, and most trolls, frankly, don't. Tabitha Lumpit likes things to be loud, loopy and messy and she feels a fish out of water in her very neat family. Sometimes they wonder if their families really see them for who they are, so when Timothy and Tabitha meet on the bridge they decide each other's family is a better fit and they swap places ...

About the Author

Leigh Hodgkinson

Leigh is an award-winning animator and worked as art director on the BAFTA-award winning animated series, Charlie and Lola. She is also an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, who is absolutely passionate about writing, making things up and daydreaming. Among her many brilliant picture books is Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate, written by Caryl Hart, which won Highly Commended in the 2010 Sheffield Children’s Book Award, Picture Book Category. Leigh lives and works in Sussex and is married with two children.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

6th June 2013




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