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Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 - June 2013 Book of the Month
The Grunts, a family of doubtful charm to whom extraordinary and mostly disgusting things happen, are back for a fabulous new adventure. Everything that is revolting is crammed into this hilarious new story as Mr Grunt takes on the challenge of getting a POGI – Person of Great Importance – to a certain Mrs Bayliss. But Mr Grunt, Mrs Grunt and Sunny, their stolen son, who live in a madcap caravan and live off road kill are not the most reliable people to entrust with such a task...Fans of Roald Dahl’s The Twits will love the outrageous Grunts and their topsy turvey life.
Mr Grunt's a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and well. And he can't tell anyone more than that, not even his lovely wife, Mrs Grunt, because there will be people trying to snatch the POGI and so the POGI must be transported in secret. It's an exciting adventure, but what interests Mr Grunt most are the silver coins he's been promised at the end of it. The Grunts' stolen son, Sunny, has a few questions. Who is the big-earringed cyclist? Why does the POGI have to wear a barrel all the time? Is Rodders Lasenby a lovely person or simply the rudest man on the planet? And how long will it be before they find themselves All At Sea?
Download an extract of the first in the series - The Grunts in Trouble.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in this series, The Grunts in Trouble. You can read their reviews below.
|Publication date:||6th June 2013|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
Philip Ardagh was our Guest Editor in May 2010. Click here to see the books that inspired him. Philip Ardagh, whose very first Grubtown Tale won him the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, is author of numerous books including the award-winning Eddie Dickens adventures, which have been translated into over 30 languages. He wrote BBC Radio’s first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children’s book and is a ‘regularly irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and ...More About Philip Ardagh