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    • ISBN:9781444915112
    • Publication date:07 Aug 2014
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The Scallywags

By David Melling

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Wolves tend to get quite a bad press in storybooks, but The Scallywags are determined to learn some manners! By the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas.

The Scallywags are a bunch of messy, noisy wolves who find it rather hard to behave properly. But as they soon discover, if it means losing your friends, then just maybe it's time to practise those manners...

By the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages. Find out more about David Melling at http://www.davidmelling.co.uk/

Check out the sequel - The Scallywags Blow Their Top - in which the rambunctious wolves learn to control their tempers.

'David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline.' - Guardian

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  • ISBN: 9780340884065
  • Publication date: 15 Nov 2007
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Brilliant — Write Away
Pure delight — Carousel
David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline — The Guardian
Warm, funny and full of energy — The Children's Bookseller
Pure delight. — Carousel

On David's previous books:

'It's funny and original and an absolute delight to read aloud - a perfect bedtime read.'

— THE PARENT'S GUIDE
An ideal bedtime book ... This delightful tale is a true charmer ... Melling's witty illustrations are packed with imaginative detail, including the masterly touch of a delicate golden line tracing the swerling path of the kiss. — The Scotsman
Full of unexpected twists and turns The Kiss That Missed is a wonderful literary example of how to temper fearsome episdoes with humour. ... this story is one which will demand endless rereading. — writeaway.org.uk
A deliciously written, illustrated and presented book. The Scallywags are a pack of wolves, always late, clumsy and smelly, causing the other animals to decide life is better without them. However, when they tidy themselves up, they become so clean, tidy and polite their detractors no longer recognise them! The text humorously celebrates difference and tolerance and the wonderfully energetic, funny illustrations deserve careful attention. — Booktrusted.co.uk
...David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline. — The Guardian
...exuberant pictures... impressive — Publishers Weekly
This is a lovely book and David Melling's illustrations are excellent. — writeaway.org
David Melling's touch is light but this is at thought-provoking and refreshing storyline. — The Guardian
A fun story about acceptance with really amusing pictures — Northern Echo
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