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Grunt and Grouch are well known characters in picture books and now they’re available for slightly older readers who are just beginning to read chapter books rather than just picture books. Grunt is the grumpiest troll around until he meets Grouch. Then they become the wickedest and wackiest trolls you’ll ever meet and cause chaos and carnage everywhere they go. Hysterical and frankly barking mad.
Lemony Snicket fans will love the delightful Crumb children and the incredible inventions their father has created around them. With so much imagination around them, there’s never a dull moment in the Crumb household. And that’s especially true when they come across the notorious robbers – The Unstoppables. The evil gang are determined to seal the fabulous Golden Elephant of Heera. While the Crumb’s inventive father creates a special glass case to protect the elephant, the children set about defeating the gang. It’s all good knockabout humour richly illustrated throughout.
Having a witch for a granny can cause problems as Pandora knows all too well! Visiting her granny one day, Pandora finds her busy making fairy cakes – and needing a lot of magic to help her. But Pandora has promised not to do magic anymore after some previously troublesome incidents. Instead, she’s got to try to keep her granny out of trouble! Three great stories in one beautifully illustrated volume for children reading independently. Kirsty Stansfield, Nosy Crow Children's Fiction says “All grannies are great, but one who can do spells, take you on their broomstick and make things invisible? She is a truly glorious granny!”
Follow the fabulously funny adventures of Otto, Martha and Scarlett Crumb, their horrible Aunt Beastly and her pet boar Basil, as they battle baddies and conquer monsters in the highlands of Scotland in this second adventure in the series. Fans of lemony Snicket will love it as will any 8+ year old child who loves adventure.
Third in a humorous young fiction series inspired by the bestselling picture book, Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble. Kirsty Stansfield, Nosy Crow Children's Fiction says “All grannies are great, but one who can do spells, take you on their broomstick and make things invisible? She is a truly glorious granny!” Some of our readers were lucky enough to review the first in the series, The Glorious Granny Bake Off......here's what they thought....'This book is really good...I would love to read some more of this writer's books. It made me laugh.' and 'I loved this book, all three stories were good fun but The Glorious Granny Bake Off was my favourite. I like to cook and wish I could use some spells like Pandora's Granny!' Read more reviews here!
The second in this humorous fiction series contains three stories of magical mayhem in one beautifully produced book. Kirsty Stansfield, Nosy Crow Children's Fiction says “All grannies are great, but one who can do spells, take you on their broomstick and make things invisible? She is a truly glorious granny!” Some of our readers were lucky enough to review the first in the series, The Glorious Granny Bake Off......here's what they thought....'This book is really good...I would love to read some more of this writer's books. It made me laugh.' and 'I loved this book, all three stories were good fun but The Glorious Granny Bake Off was my favourite. I like to cook and wish I could use some spells like Pandora's Granny!' Read more reviews here!
In a nutshell: three funny stories perfect for reading aloud | Everyone’s favourite crime-solving, cake-baking dogs are back in a collection of three lively, self-contained stories which are perfect for just-becoming-confident readers and lovely to read aloud. Shifty and Sam enter the Rocky Road Race, help catch a jewel thief, and fall out with one another, though fortunately only temporarily. Tracey Corderoy’s story-telling voice is wonderfully warm and engaging and makes the adventures of ‘the boys’, as they’re often referred to, absolutely irresistible. Steve Lenton’s illustrations, many of them full page, are as funny and action-packed as the little stories and Shifty and Sam deserve a place on every young child’s bookshelf. ~ Andrea Reece The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “It’s brilliant to be back with Shifty and Sam, as they continue to solve mysteries, catch robbers and have a lot of fun!”
In a nutshell: lively, funny, well-told stories starring everyone’s favourite baker dogs Friends Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are complete opposites, not just in looks but in their characters too: Shifty is hard-working and organised, while Sam is always well-meaning but easily distracted (often by food). As such they make the perfect comedy duo and these little stories are both exciting and very funny. Each collection features three different adventures, including in this one a star appearance by Santa Paws, and they are just the thing for newly confident readers. Tracey Corderoy’s texts and Steve Lenton’s illustrations are brimful of fun and character and ‘the boys’ are deservedly favourites with readers. ~ Andrea Reece
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
Discover a whole wealth of extraordinary stories and letters in this new collection of animal tales from Toon Tellegen. Perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg's delicate illustrations, these charming stories will captivate readers of all ages. A Piece of Passion from David Bennett, Publisher, Boxer Books When I read the first story in a French edition of the original Dutch volumes of these tales written by Toon Tellegen, I hunted down the English rights and bagged them. When it comes to Toon's writing, it is not an overstatement to say unique, extraordinary, singular, touching, remarkable, exceptional, unforgettable...(one could go on) Combined with Jessica Ahlbergs stunning miniature watercolours - magnificent! What a claim! And so true.