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The Children Who Smelled a Rat

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Katharine McEwen

Part of the The Gaskitts Series

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A perfect bridge between a picture book and a first novel, this hilarious chapter-book-with-pictures tells more adventures of the wonderful Gaskitt family. After introduction to the Gaskitts – Mr and Mrs Gaskitt, their baby Gary, their twins Gus and Gloria and, of course, their cat Horace - you’re swept off on a pacy adventure told in words and pictures. Mrs Gaskitt finds a parcel, Mr Gaskitt loses a baby, strange things happen at school and Horace becomes a hero. Fun for all.

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The Children Who Smelled a Rat Synopsis

A black and white illustrated edition of the fourth in the award-winning series about the engergetic Gaskitt family! In this thrilling, thunderous (and extra-long) Gaskitt story, Mrs Gaskitt finds a parcel, Mr Gaskitt loses a baby, Horace has mixed feelings about a bird, and the twins' teacher, Mrs Fritter, is - ooer! - not herself. The children smell a rat!

The Gaskitt stories are: 

The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

The Woman Who Won Things

The Cat Who Got Carried Away

The Children Who Smelled a Rat

The Children Who Smelled a Rat Press Reviews

Praise for this series:

"These books are carefully crafted, ingenious gems ... every page a joy." The Sunday Times

"Huge fun and ideal for early readers." Independent on Sunday

 

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ISBN: 9781406306071
Publication date: 27/03/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406306071
Publication date: 27th March 2012
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Katharine McEwen
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Allan Ahlberg

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 ...

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