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A wonderful and humorous family adventure for the ever active Gaskitts. This time it is Horace the cat who has a starring role when he follows a pram and finds himself hot on the heels of a thief! Soon Mr and Mrs Gaskitt and Gus and Gloria are also chasing the pram and the missing pets that are its secret cargo.
The third book of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. Welcome to the latest grand and gripping Gaskitt story, in which Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace! (Also starring: a brainy rat named Randolph; a barking pram; and a considerable number of penguins.) What more do you want?
You can also collect the other Gaskitt stories: The Man Who Wore All His Clothes, winner of The Children's Book Award (Younger Children's category) 2002, The Woman Who Won Things and The Children Who Smelled a Rat.
"Huge fun and ideal for early readers." The Independent on Sunday
"Ahlberg's direct and funny storytelling style makes reading as near-effortless as possible." The Guardian
"A delight from beginning to end. The pictures are outstanding and mark the advent of a really inspired illustrator." The Financial Times
"These books are carefully crafted, ingenious gems ... every page a joy." The Sunday Times
|Publication date:||3rd May 2012|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers|
As a childAllan was born in Croydon, but grew up in Oldbury in the Black Country. He says that if he hadn't grown up to be a writer, he would have loved to have been a soccer player. As an adultAllan always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. He was a postman, grave-digger, plumber's mate and teacher - it was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children, and enabled him to write his perfectly observed poetry about primary school life As an artistAllan ...More About Allan Ahlberg