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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!

Written by Tracey Corderoy

Illustrated by Steven Lenton

Part of the Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Series

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LoveReading View on Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!

In a nutshell: three funny stories perfect for reading aloud | Everyone’s favourite crime-solving, cake-baking dogs are back in a collection of three lively, self-contained stories which are perfect for just-becoming-confident readers and lovely to read aloud. Shifty and Sam enter the Rocky Road Race, help catch a jewel thief, and fall out with one another, though fortunately only temporarily. Tracey Corderoy’s story-telling voice is wonderfully warm and engaging and makes the adventures of ‘the boys’, as they’re often referred to, absolutely irresistible. Steve Lenton’s illustrations, many of them full page, are as funny and action-packed as the little stories and Shifty and Sam deserve a place on every young child’s bookshelf.  ~ Andrea Reece

The Editor at Nosy Crow says:  “It’s brilliant to be back with Shifty and Sam, as they continue to solve mysteries, catch robbers and have a lot of fun!”


Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away! Synopsis

Three more stories of bravery and derring-do from our favourite baker boys! The much-loved picture book pair of pooches continue their adventures in a two-colour fiction format, ideal for children growing in confidence as readers and beginning to read alone. In the title story, Shifty and Sam lead the way in a wacky race that has been sabotaged by the one and only Red Rocket! But they soon thwart his dastardly ways and the rightful winner takes home the prize. When a mysterious parcel is delivered to the cafe, both Shifty and Sam claim ownership. A rift grows between the boys until a small knight rides to the rescue. Rich old Mrs Snootington is staying at the posh hotel in town, just as a spate of burglaries takes place. Can Shifty and Sam go undercover to catch the thief?

Here's a trailer from the first book in the series, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.

Brilliant stories hilariously told by Tracey Corderoy and beautifully brought to life by Steven Lenton's illustrations.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away! Press Reviews

“Each story comes in short chapters and, with Steven Lenton’s humorous illustrations, they are just right for newly independent readers, giving them the confidence to tackle chapter books on their own – and ensuring they will thoroughly enjoy their reading.”   – Parents in Touch

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ISBN: 9780857638489
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857638489
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Tracey Corderoy
Illustrator: Steven Lenton
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous

About Tracey Corderoy

Tracey Corderoy was born and grew up in industrial South Wales and now lives in a hidden valley in Gloucestershire with her husband, two children and an ever increasing menagerie of devilishly-cute-but-sometimes- rather-naughty pets. A trained teacher, Tracey has always had a passion for wonderful literature and began writing for children in 2006. Her head is happily crammed with countless ideas and stories and she's loving the adventures that her characters insist they share… 

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