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    • ISBN:9781444909319
    • Publication date:06 Mar 2014
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The Cunning Plan

Book 1

By Caryl Hart
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

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From two of the hottest talents around comes a crazy new series bursting with ridiculous scrapes and slapstick humour.

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's hair-brained schemes make enough money to keep Alphonso fed? Or will Foxy DuBois find herself on the menu?

An hilarious new series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, and he is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards, including the Stockport Award.

Biographical Notes

Caryl Hart is an award-winning and bestselling children's author based in Derbyshire. She writes picture books and young fiction and loves walking her dog, sitting in cafes and snuggling. Caryl runs creative literacy workshops for schools and libraries.

Alex graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Alex's first picture book won the Coventry Inspiration Award, and was longlisted for the Greenaway Medal in 2009. Alex was also shortlisted for The Best Emerging Illustrator Award by Booktrust in 2008. He is currently shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators Award and is the World Book Day illustrator for 2014.

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  • ISBN: 9781444916140
  • Publication date: 13 Mar 2014
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Wildly illustrated on every page by Alex T Smith. Early reading... made highly enjoyable. — Independent on Sunday

Praise for Claude:

'The author is a comparative newcomer to picture books; on this evidence, he should go far.'

The Independent on Sunday

'A handsome creation.'

The Children's Bookseller

'I loved everything about this book.'

— Bookbag
The illustrations are wonderful... full of comic touches and lots of detail... great fun. * * * * — Bookbag
Playful... anarchic... wicked sense of humour... great fun. — Teach Primary
Chaos prevails in this very funny story... perfect for those beginning to gain confidence in their reading. — Primary Times
Alex's fantastic illustrations bring this great caper to life, a brilliant new series for newly confident readers. — Ruth Swindon (The Bookworm)
A funny and exciting story. — School Librarian
Fast-paced, funny and with the marvellous illustrations one would expect from Smith... an entertaining and recommended read for the infant age group. — English 4-11
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