Award winning Philip Ardagh’s Mr and Mrs Grunt are as disgusting as ever as they trundle into this fourth adventure in their ramshackle caravan which, in a typically unusual way, is drawn by an elephant. Still up their always crafty and usually revolting tricks (and with lots of witty asides to the reader), Mr and Mrs Grunt have an encounter with a doctor who’ll find he has a lot less garden when he has treated a very swollen nose, engage in some serious skulduggery in the preserves, jams and jellies competition and even end up in prison (again). As ever, Sunny and Mimi have a lot to do just to keep the hilarious show on the road. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Oh no! The Grunts are on the loose. And this time they're in a VERY sticky situation. When Mrs Grunt's mother, the gloomy Ma Lunge, enters a Preserves, Jams and Jellies competition, what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. Add a nose-biting squirrel, escapred bees, rogue fireworks and crashing biplanes (AGAIN!), and you'll see why poor Sunny and Mimi have a lot on their plate. And that's BEFORE the Grunts end up in jail.
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Mr and Mrs Grunt live in a homemade caravan with their son Sunny. They are taking Mrs Grunt’s mother to Bigg Manor so that she can enter her jams in the country fair. However, nothing is straightforward with the Grunts, and they end up in jail. This highly entertaining book featuring the revolting but very funny Grunts is full of subversive humour. (Ages 8–10)
Philip Ardagh's Grunts are the 21st-century Twits and his wonderful wordplay is as fabulous as ever in The Grunts all at Sea - The Telegraph
Philip Ardagh is a national treasure - The Independent
|Publication date:||7th May 2015|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, eBooks|
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.More About Philip Ardagh