Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Bash-Crash-Ding

Alan Dapré; Illustrated by Yuliya Somina

Price:
£2.99
Availability:
eBook

Quick Look

  • Packed with hilarious twists and fun wordplay, all with a cat's-eye view of a zany Scottish family
  • Filled with 40 lively black & white illustrations of Porridge's adventures
  • New series for young readers that will have them laughing out loud - alongside their adults

Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has been framed! Someone is sabotaging Isla and Ross' attempts to reunite Groovy Gran's band and Porridge is the top suspect. Can he clear his name?

Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Young Kelpies
Illustrations:
40 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 7 to 10 years
Extent:
152 pages
ISBN:
9781782503880
Publication date:
16 Feb 2017
Series:
Porridge the Tartan Cat

Description

When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint -- which is easy to do and not so easy to say.

Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret -- or two-- and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there's a fishy biscuit in it for him...

And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives!

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Porridge the Tartan Cat (it's a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has been framed! Someone is sabotaging Isla and Ross' attempts to reunite Groovy Gran's band, the Tattie Scones, and Porridge is the top suspect. Only he knows the real villain is a dastardly dog -- the Dug o' Doom.

Will the Tattie Scones ever rock again? Can a balloon-riding, wool-chasing, saucer-flying tartan cat stop the crafty canine and clear his name?

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In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family's hilarious adventures from a cat's-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.

Reviews

'Frequent line illustrations reminiscent of Quentin Blake enrich the story’s zippy pace and comedic effect... Readers will enjoy the surprise endings, unusual characters, and absurd humor. [...] these books work wonderfully as silly read alouds.'
-- School Library Journal

'This is a fun, nonsensical story... It gets sillier the further you go but it's a fun read.'
-- The Book Faerie, (US blogger)

'... very appealing to second and third graders mastering reading.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'I liked that this story was very funny and suspenseful... I love how the pictures help tell the story and make it even funnier!'
-- Elena, Age 9, Kids' Book Buzz

Author

Alan Dapré is the author of more than fifty books for children. He has also written over one hundred television scripts, transmitted in the UK and around the world. His plays have been on BBC Radio 4 and published for use in schools worldwide.

Yuliya Somina is an award winning illustrator from Moscow. She graduated from the Moscow State Art College with a degree in fine arts and began her career in animation. Yuliya has illustrated many books including Michael Rosen's I Never Know How Poems Start and Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. She currently lives in Middlesex, England.

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