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Philip Ardagh - Author

About the Author

Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh is the author of The Grunts. He is probably best known for his Grubtown Tales, but he is author of over 100 books. He is a ‘regular irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for The Guardian, and is currently developing a series for television. Philip Ardagh is two metres tall with a ridiculously big, bushy beard and size sixteen feet, making him an instantly recognisable figure at literary festivals around the world. He  lives in a seaside town in Kent with his wife and two cats. 

 

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Other books by Philip Ardagh

What's in the Truck?

What's in the Truck?

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

'...Out glides a limo, as sleek as a plane, With big gleaming hubcaps as bright as champagne' The first in a comic 'What's in the?' picture book series, children will delight in this silly tale of a dog prince in his truck with a very special delivery . . . With each page turn a new vehicle pops out of the last. This book has all the ingredients to charm and enthrall first readers and parents alike.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 9: Frank the Not-So-Boring Fish

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 9: Frank the Not-So-Boring Fish

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

Eddie thinks his new fish, Frank, is boring, but he quickly realizes that Frank is anything BUT boring! Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

The Railway Cat

The Railway Cat

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

A funny and charming NEW young fiction series from Philip Ardagh, bestselling author of The Grunts series and Eddie Dickens adventures, and illustrated by Rob Biddulph, award-winning creator of Draw With Rob. Puuurfect for fans of Alex T. Smith, Pamela Butchart and Laura James. Meet Furry Purry Beancat - one extraordinary cat with nine extraordinary lives! Just like every other cat, Furry Purry Beancat loves a catnap. But unlike other cats, when Beancat wakes she finds herself about to embark on a whole new adventure! All aboard! There's a mystery on the railway! Join Beancat and her friends as they uncover secrets and spies on the tracks. Who is the ticket-swapping, train-hopping stranger? Is Beancat's beloved railway in danger? It's up to our furry (and purry!) hero to solve the puzzle, before it's too late.

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Hero Academy: Silver Shadow Strikes Out

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Hero Academy: Silver Shadow Strikes Out

Author: Philip Ardagh, Steve Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

Two action-packed stories about the superheroes-in-training at Hero Academy, who must work together and use their powers to outwit the super-baddies In Silver Shadow, Ben has to rescue Slink the cat from the dangerous Silver Shadow. In Silver Shadow Strikes Again, Silver Shadow attempts to steal Professor Bounce's inventions. Can Ben defeat the sneaky villain? This exciting chapter book with carefully-levelled text is ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. Books with short chapters are a great way to build your child's reading stamina and confidence. The stories are packed with dynamic CGI-style illustrations - perfect for fans of comics. Tips for parents help to support your child's developing reading skills and the fun after-reading activities making reading fun while reinforcing comprehension. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 5 equates to Oxford Levels 8 and 9 used in schools. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

Stick and Fetch Off the Leash

Stick and Fetch Off the Leash

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

The third story about detective duo (and best friends!) Sally Stick and her dog Fetch. Together, they're Stick and Fetch: Detectives. A girl. A dog. A detective agency. Stick and Fetch are on holiday, but even in a rickety old seaside hotel there are plenty of crimes to solve and mysteries to unravel. Such as, who is Major Mayhem? Why is that door frightened? And where could the small-bottle-of-shampoo robbers be hiding? This lovable pair are on the case and undeterred despite plenty of mishaps, misdeeds and misunderstandings along the way. A fun-filled adventure featuring two hapless investigators with a LOT of hair.

You Can't Count on Dinosaurs: An Almost Counting Book

You Can't Count on Dinosaurs: An Almost Counting Book

Author: Philip Ardagh Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

A counting story that goes wrong when one hungry little T-Rex can't help himself from gobbling up the other dinosaurs! Let's count dinosaurs! Rex the T-Rex is 1. Add Patty the Diplodocus, that's 2. And here's comes Brian the Anklyosaurus to make 3. But wait, where's Brian gone? Rex? Rex! You didn't EAT him, did you? Oh NAUGHTY Rex! The truth is, you just CAN'T count on dinosaurs. In this counting book with a difference, Philip Ardagh and Elissa Elwick bring prehistoric chaos and trouble-making dinosaurs to every page for a truly fun, interactive way to learn how to count to 10.

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