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Vesuvius Poovius

By Kes Gray
Illustrated by Chris Mould

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

Poo is a big problem in ancient Rome. And Vesuvius Poovius is trying desperately to solve it! A funny, anarchic tale by award-winning Kes Gray, with a pongy new jacket.

Poo is a forbiddenus wordus. Vesuvius, the Roman inventor, has been trying to solve the pongy problem for many years - with no luck. But one night he is struck by inspiration...

The pongy classic, now with a new jacket.

Biographical Notes

Kes lives in Witham, Essex, with his wife, young family and assortment of animals. He is a born storyteller. Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, he is a major new talent heading for big success. CHRIS MOULD went to art school at the age of 16 straight from school. During this time, he did various jobs from delivering papers to washing up and cooking in a kitchen. He realised quite soon that he wanted to illustrate as a full time career and that proved a good choice! He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340981214
  • Publication date: 06 Nov 2008
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
A sure-fire winner ... feels deliciously wicked whatever age you are — The Glasgow Herald
'...this is an effervescent tale that will offer plenty of titters...' — Catriona Ferguson
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