For younger children
Slam: A Tale of Consequences
By Adam Stower
How many times have you been told, ‘Don’t slam the door!’? Read this, and you’ll find out that slamming the door has consequences.
There aren’t too many words in this book, which is told mainly through the pictures showing exactly what might happen if you forget to close the door nicely.
When a boy takes his dog out for a walk, he forgets this simple message and as the door goes SLAM, a train of bizarre events follow.
It begins with a bouncing ball and a frightened cat and leads on to fish flying through the air, an octopus colliding with workmen in the street, a very cross dragon, and an icecream van and circus car crashing into each other.
Look out for the dog on a skateboard being swallowed by a fish, small green aliens in an out-of-control rocket, and that chimney pot at the end…..
And remember – don’t ever, ever slam the door!!
Published by Templar
For older children
Euuugh! Eyeball Stew
By Alan Macdonald, Mark Beech
This is a hilarious Stone Age caper featuring a woolly rhino, skulls, lots of gems and some tasty eyeball stew (not!).
When a stranger from the Henna tribe wanders into the Urk’s village and starts handing out rubies and other gems for free, no one suspects a thing. The stranger, a girl called Oosha, looks lost and so our young hero Iggy offers to take her home.
It turns out to be a bad move, though. When they get to Oosha’s village and Iggy and his friends are invited to stay for supper, it doesn’t take long for them to realise that they ARE supper…. Eventually Iggy and his mates manage to escape – but will they make it out of the Cloud Mountains alive?
Expect stacks of mud, lots of red hair and some odd disguises. You can also find out how the bow and arrow was invented!
Published by Bloomsbury
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