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Mr Gaskitt does a strange thing one day; he puts on all his clothes right on top of each other. Going out dressed like that makes Mr Gaskitt look very different and it's lucky that he does when he meets a robber and has to be very brave! An exciting and easy to read story that is full of surprises.
The fourth of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. 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. Why? How? When? Why? (again). The children smell a rat!
The third book of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. Welcome to the latest grand and gripping Gaskitt story, in which Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt hardly ever gets out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace! (Also starring: a brainy rat named Randolph; a barking pram; and a considerable number of penguins.) What more do you want?
The second of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. One lucky morning ... Mrs Gaskitt opens the post and finds she's won a prize! Next she kisses the postman! Never mind, though - the postman is Mr Gaskitt doing his very latest job. Meanwhile, Gus and Gloria get a new teacher, Mrs Plum, with silvery hair, a big smile and a huge suitcase, who's ever so helpful when things start to go missing in the classroom. And then Mrs Gaskitt finds she's won another prize! What happens next?
The first of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers, illustrated in full colour by Katharine McEwen. Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award, this book is the first in a series of brilliantly funny early readers by Allan Ahlberg. One morning Mr Gaskitt puts on all his clothes, Mrs Gaskitt picks up a robber in her taxi, Gus and Gloria have trouble with a teacher, Horace the cat goes to a friend's house to watch TV and the car radio gets things wrong. What follows is an action-packed, massively swift-paced and farcical romp as different plots interweave and end in a thrilling car chase with Mr Gaskitt saving the day! With full-colour illustrations by Katharine McEwen.
A wonderful and humorous family adventure for the ever active Gaskitts. This time it is Horace the cat who has a starring role when he follows a pram and finds himself hot on the heels of a thief! Soon Mr and Mrs Gaskitt and Gus and Gloria are also chasing the pram and the missing pets that are its secret cargo.
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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