Porridge the Tartan Cat Books 1 to 3

Brawsome Bagpipes, Bash-Crash-Ding and Kittycat Kidnap

Alan Dapré; Illustrated by Yuliya Somina

Out of print

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

A purrfect cat-alogue of feline adventures in this ebook-exclusive omnibus of books 1, 2 and 3 in the hilarious Porridge the Tartan Cat series.

Floris Books
Young Kelpies
150 black & white illustrations
Age Range:
From 7 to 10 years
384 pages
Publication date:
18 May 2017
Porridge the Tartan Cat


An ebook-exclusive omnibus of books 1, 2 and 3 in the hilarious Porridge the Tartan Cat series.

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 with the quirky McFun family who all have a secret or two. Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go wrong. It's a good job Porridge has nine lives!

In his first adventure, Porridge has discovered Gadget Grandad is a super-duper secret spy -- and he needs help from Porridge (the cat, not the gloopy breakfast) and the twins Isla and Ross to defeat his arch nemesis Fergus McFungus.

In his second, musical, adventure, Porridge has been framed! Someone is sabotaging Isla and Ross' attempts to reunite Groovy Gran's band and Porridge is the top suspect. Can a balloon-riding, wool-chasing, saucer-flying tartan cat clear his name?

In book 3, Porridge has been cat-napped -- but nobody has noticed! The twins, Isla and Ross, are too busy trying to help their super-scientist mum who has accidentally shrunk herself with some super-short shortbread. Will Porridge ever get home?

With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won't even want to paws for breath.


Alan Dapré is the author of more than fifty books for children. He has also written over one hundred television scripts, transmitted home and abroad. 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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