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Meet Philip Ardagh’s stupid and smelly Grunt family. They’re like The Twits… but funnier! If you love Mr Gum, you’ll adore the greedy Grunts, as grotty as they are hilarious! Like the Twits, Mr and Mrs Grunt are mean and gruesomely ugly. And this revolting couple also like to laugh at people less fortunate than themselves. But unlike the Twits, the Grunts don’t have the sense to stay at home (in their shabby caravan) and mind their own business. So when they get involved in a shady people-smuggling scam, how long will it be until they end up all at sea – with an elephant aboard?

This wickedly wacky new comedy series is written by a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, and includes heaps of hilarious pictures by Axel Scheffler.

Product Details

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9780857630711

Publisher

Nosy Crow Ltd

Date published

June 6th, 2013

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Philip Ardagh

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Philip Ardagh is the bestselling author of the Eddie Dickens adventures. In 2009 he has two new series: the very funny fictional Grubtown Tales, and fact-packed Henry’s House.

He wrote BBC radio’s first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children’s book and is a ‘regularly irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and Grubtown, where he cultivates his impressive beard!

Axel Scheffler

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Axel Scheffler was born in 1957 in Hamburg, Germany. At school, although always good at art, he never really considered a career in illustration. But long before he began his professional life, he had won his first drawing prize for an international chocolate company – his prize was a cuddly lilac cow.

Axel went on from school to study History of Art at the University of Hamburg – but he didn’t like the course and decided to leave. Knowing that he wanted to live in another country and learn a second language, he moved to England to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art.

After graduating with a first class degree, Axel moved to London where he began illustrating for a variety of English and German advertising companies, magazines and newspapers. He took his portfolio to a number of publishers and Faber commissioned him to illustrate The Piemakers by Helen Cresswell and The Bottle Rabbit by Bernard McCabe. In 1989, Walker asked Axel to illustrate a text by Jon Blake, You’re a Hero, Daley B.

A writer called Julia Donaldson was also writing songs for Playdays at this time and her song A Squash and a Squeeze was commissioned to be a picture book. Axel Scheffler was recommended as an illustrator for the text and an award-winning team was created.

Their next book, The Gruffalo, was published in March 1999 and has already become a modern classic, selling more than 2 million copies worldwide and translated into over 20 languages. Axel also continues to illustrate for other authors as well, including Ian Whybrow and David Henry Wilson.

Axel has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 29 languages. He has enjoyed particular success in his award-winning picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, but is also the best-selling illustrator of novelty books such as The Bedtime Bear. In 2006 he was been called upon to design Gordon Brown’s annual Christmas card!

Still living in London, Axel makes frequent visits to continental Europe. His hobbies include walking, cooking and reading and beadwork.

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  1. Croc 113527

    Sushi21
    on 4 March 2014

    What do you think ‘POGI’ stands for? Very funny.

    4out of 5