Arrrrgh! Slimosaur! by Alan MacDonald
  

Arrrrgh! Slimosaur!

Written by Alan MacDonald
Illustrated by Mark Beech
Part of the Iggy the Urk Series

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Synopsis

Arrrrgh! Slimosaur! by Alan MacDonald

Iggy is excited as he sets off with Dad on his first hunting trip. More so when they find a set of footprints too large even for a mammoth. Alongside are a heap of bones and a pool of slime the colour of egg white. Iggy wants to hunt the creature, but Dad is suddenly anxious to get back. Later, Iggy's Grumma tells him about the Slimosaur - a great scaly beast which coats you in slime before devouring you in one go. Many moons ago it terrorised the tribe and a dozen Urk children vanished. 'Nothing to worry about', she says. The Urks have had a poor harvest and food is running very low. Chief Hammerhead calls the Elders to discuss solutions to the food shortage. It's decided that to appease the spirits one of their tribe must be sacrificed to the Slimosaur. They cast lots and to Iggy's dismay his friend Umily draws the shortest stick. Umily is taken to the forest and bound to a stone. She hears rustling noises. Something is coming ...Iggy appears! He has come to the rescue! He is armed with a small catapult and a net. Hopefully he has a cunning plan.

Reviews

Praise for Oi, Caveboy!: 'This is a very funny book, full of Neanderthal nonsense and primitive puns

! Slimosaur!: 'A really fun book, perfect for reluctant readers

About the Author

Alan MacDonald

Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.

A keen football fan, Alan has supported Watford FC since childhood. Many of his stories have a football focus - which he rates as the next best thing to playing for England! He dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but when he won a pen in a writing competition, his fate was sealed.

Alan has written over eighty children's books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards. In 2010, Dirty Bertie: Loo! was winner of the Leicestershire Children's Book Prize. Alan also writes for TV, including the hugely popular 'Horrid Henry' on CITV.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Alan MacDonald
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Publication date

6th September 2010

ISBN

9781408803356


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