The Road to Fame and Fortune
By Caryl Hart
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith
From two of the hottest new 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?
This is the second title in 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 has been optioned for TV by Sixteen South. 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.
Alex is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Follow him at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
These crazy characters also star in their very own picture books - Foxy Vs Egg and Catch us if you Can-Can.
Alex's first fiction series, the bestselling Claude was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.
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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05 Jun 2014
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Hodder Children's Books
Foxy Tales: The Road to Fame and Fortune is an amusing story with striking illustrations. The overall book design is very stylish. Great fun. * * * * — Books for Keeps
Ingenious black and white illustrations provided by Alex T Smith... a lot of fun. — The Independent on Sunday
Another cracking tale with a hint of slapstick... a laugh on every page. — Manchester Evening News
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.'