The Great Jail Break
By Caryl Hart
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith
The third crazy story in the series bursting with ridiculous scrapes and slapstick humour from two of the hottest talents around.
Foxy DuBois and Alphonso the Alligator find themselves in a very tight place. Can they escape? Or will it be a life behind bars for these two hapless rogues?
This is the third title in an hilarious 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. Alex is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Follow him at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards including the Stockport Award. Follow her at www.carylhart.com and http:/twitter.com/carylhart1
'Wildly illustrated on every page by Alex T. Smith. Early reading made highly enjoyable.' Independent on Sunday
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 Mar 2015
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Hodder Children's Books
I was excited to pick this up; I'm familiar with Alex T Smith, having seen him whilst doing my teacher training - I enjoy his Claude series, and so do my current class of year 3s! Children must have a good sense of humour to fully appreciate this novel, I can't wait to share it with my class!! — Lizi Coombs, teacher, Reading Zone
Unusual, funny and exciting — The Guardian
Laugh out loud as you follow the latest adventure in the super Foxy Tales series — Families Chiltern
Comedy geniuses Smith and Hart collaborate for a crazy new series... aimed at developing readers. — Children's Bookseller
It is the best book I have ever read. I really, really loved this. I think is it so, so funny — Jennifer Sampson, aged 9, Evening Echo (Cork)