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Dirty Bertie is back for another helping of comic chaos! Bertie finds himself desperate to go to the loo on the school coach, up to his neck in sand and trouble on holiday, and staging a one-man protest to stop Mum and Dad from selling the house! This is absolutely perfect for getting even the most reluctant reader reading.
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. An entertaining story about some very unusual mice told in a clever mix of words and pictures. Howard Armitage’s untidy desk and habit of eating at it makes him unpopular with his boss. When he discovers the Clumsies, a family of well meaning mice living in his office, things go from bad to worse. The Clumsies only want to help but they are really only good at one thing – making a mess!
Nelson to the Rescue is an incredibly humorous and heart-warming tale featuring Nelson the horse and many of his erstwhile friends including two rats, a pigeon who is a Flight Lieutenant and Cardigan, an ex-racehorse. Never does Nelson expect to get a make-over, but that’s exactly what happens and that’s not all - he meets the Prince of Wales, pulls a ceremonial coach and gives a TV interview in Welsh! It’s brilliant and Simon’s first Nelson title A Nod from Nelson is equally brilliant.
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. Best-selling Mr Gum is back for a sixth hilarious adventure. Mr Gum’s tastes have always been revolting but this time he surpasses himself with a passionate indulgence of rancid kebabs dripping with dirty grey sauce! Is there no limit to how low Mr Gum will go to be disgusting? Click here to see all the Mr Gum titles. And a must for ALL Mr Gum fans - the Mr Gum Quiz book - FREE TO DOWNLOAD - and test your knowledge - click here (but it's pretty big so it might take short while!)
5 +. Everybody’s favourite bad boy is back for a new set of shocking adventures. Horrid Henry and his brother Perfect Peter will squabble over anything and everything – and, as his fans will know, his behaviour is getting worse! At home Henry and Peter squabble over the best seat for watching TV, the use of the Remote and much more. At school, Henry sets out to win the talent contest with a stunning performance of waking the dead. Whatever Henry does he is perfectly dreadful and wickedly funny. Lovereading comment: A brilliant but utterly wicked new story that will have huge appeal to tear away children of 5+. His plots will make you ache with laughter, but will Horrid Henry or Perfect Peter get the last laugh and how many times do you think his mother will say ‘Don’t be horrid Henry’ during the book?
A collection of nine absolutely charming short stories about friendship, dancing, memories, and lots of cake, all set in a wonderful world created by the author. This delightful title contains a forest, a river, an ocean, an oak tree and lots and lots of animals and of course a world of imagination where anything is possible. These wonderful whimsical animal tales are perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg’s delicate illustrations in this collection of lyrical stories that will captivate readers of all ages. A sister book to this beautifully packaged little gift hardback isLetters to Anyone and Everyone. A message from Wendy Cooling, children’s books author and editor:‘Toon’s stories are beautifully told, quirky, and delightful, and have the warmth of the wonderful Pooh stories. Jessica Ahlberg’s illustrations perfectly complement the mood of the writing, they’re a joy!’
Winner of the 2011 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation [translated by Martin Cleaver]. Discover an extraordinary treasury of letters in this wonderful collection of short stories from Toon Tellegen and beautifully illustrated with Jessica Ahlberg’s delicate touch. Whether it’s a letter from Elephant to snail inviting him to dance or the squirrel’s letter to a table or the mole who writes letters to himself, you’re sure to find that the letters between all these animals and the world around them will capture the imagination of children and adults alike. A sister book to this beautifully packaged little gift hardback is The Squirrel’s Birthday and other Parties and the eagerly awaited third one in the series, Far Away Across the Sea will be published in September 2011. Of the win: Martin Cleaver said “I am honoured to receive the Marsh Award and delighted at this recognition. It has always been my dream that English-speaking children and adults should be able to enjoy literature and films from other cultures and language areas. Subtitling and literature in translation has a major role to play in this.” Publisher, David Bennett, expressed delight at the award and said “it is made all the more significant being a small, independent publisher, and being able to choose extraordinary texts - Toon’s work is a vault of gems.” The shortlisted books for the Marsh Award in Translation 2011 were: The Pasta Detectives by Andreas Steinhofel, translated from German by Chantal Wright Letters to Anyone and Everyone by Toon Tellegen, translated from Dutch by Martin Cleaver No and Me by Delphine de Vigan, translated from French by George Miller David's Story by Stig Dalager, translated from Danish by Frances Osterfelt and Cheryl Robson
A really quirky and completely original tale of villains, benefactors, abandoned infants, winsome orphans and diabolical plans. The kids in the Willoughby household – four of them, plot how best to become orphans, for their parents are not what they’d hoped for; at least they are not when they compare themselves to their literary heroes like Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna and James with his giant peach. What's more, the parents in the Willoughby household are formulating a plan inspired by Hansel and Gretel to get rid of their children! Chaos reigns and wonderful old-fashioned adventures ensue, but do the kids and the parents eventually see sense??? It’s well worth reading to find out.
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. Touching, funny and full of insight, this tender story tells how Dennis decides that everyone does not have to be the same. Bravely, he decides to do something completely different. Taking a risk he reinvents himself and begins to see the world in a whole new way. Quentin Blake’s illustrations capture the exhilarating liberation that Dennis feels.
The further escapades of the engaging and immensely funny Rachel Riley - an Adrian Mole style character of today's teenage world. Written in diary style, this book has all the necessary hallmarks to be a real page-turner. Not just funny but genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, with every page ringing true and having you in stitches. No teenager should miss it. Definitely the heiress to Queen of Teen if not already the Queen of Teen. To view the other titles featuring Rachel Riley and to find out more about the author, who once upon a time was a speechwriter for Tony Blair, then click here. Or click here to find out more about Rachel Riley herself in her very own website!
Winner of the 2010 Blue Peter 'Most Fun with Pictures' Award. Dinkin Dings is afraid of everything - not just scary things, like being stuck in a lift with a hungry jaguar, but pretty much totally everything (apart from the monsters under his bed)! When Dinkin sees his new neighbours, he's certain that the girl next door is in fact a flesh-eating alien space zombie! But no one believes him. Can Dinkin, and his friends, The Frightening Things, rid the world of the evil zombies before the whole planet is turned into mindless flesh-eating slaves...?
This is the quirky, original and deliciously dark sequel to the hilarious The Name of This Book is Secret. Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked once more by the stylish storytelling of Pseudonymous Bosch. A message from the author: 'I have a confession to make. Against my better judgment, I have written a second book - a secret sequel, if you will, to The Name of this Book is Secret. I know I swore I wouldn't do it. The dangers are all too obvious. But what can I say? I'm just not very good at keeping secrets.' If you wish to contact me you can try www.ifyourereadingthisitstoolate.co.uk but it may be too late.
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