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Ten Nasty Little Toads The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales

Written by Steve Cole

Illustrated by Tim Archbold

Part of the The Zephyr Book Of... Series

Ten Nasty Little Toads The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales Synopsis

A full-colour gift book of ten darkly-comic and hilarious cautionary tales by Astrosaurs author Steve Cole, illustrated by Tim Archbold. In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them 'It's never too late to change.' The Toad With Square Eyes develops mutant thumbs and fingers and finds himself on the other side of the screen; Cherry Oddfellow, the Dirty Little Toad, is part-girl, part-mudslide; and Jeremiah Bratson, the Spoiled Little Toad, finds himself face-to-face with a perfect robot replica. Featuring toady facts, quizzes and games, this collection of tales is a warning to certain children that there must come an hour when they pay the price...

Ten Nasty Little Toads The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales Press Reviews

'A book of wild and anarchic imagination with a confiding, conversational flowing style that seduces the reader into relishing the prospect of more horrors ahead' The School Librarian. 'An illustrated collection of cautionary tales with just the right balance of disgusting humour and darkly comic threat' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller. 'An antidote to fairy tales and a fun collection of alternative bedtime stories ... This will offer instant glee to its juvenile audience' Books for Keeps. 'Whether they are Disgusting, Shouty, Unhealthy or Nasty-Natured, [Steve Cole's] protagonists - illustrated in gleeful colour by Tim Archbold in the vein of Quentin Blake - meet their comeuppances with plenty of horrible humour, and a touch more redemption than Roald Dahl might have offered' Guardian.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786699329
Publication date: 13th June 2019
Author: Steve Cole
Illustrator: Tim Archbold
Publisher: Zephyr an imprint of Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages

About Steve Cole

Steve Cole is the bestselling author of Astrosaurs and Young Bond, among many other books. Tim Archbold was born in Northumberland and lives in the Scottish Borders. He has written and illustrated over 100 books for children, including Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles (2012).

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