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Mr Tripp Smells A Rat: Walker Stories

By Sandy McKay
Illustrated by Ruth Paul

Join Mr Tripp and Room Five for three great stories about an escaped rat, a surprise birthday party and an itchy insect invasion.

Room Five s teacher, Mr Tripp, is good at telling jokes, loves riddles and is great at using his nose. When a student s pet rat escapes from its cage, it s up to Mr Tripp to be brave, and to smell it out! Three fun and engaging stories which will have early readers eagerly turning the page for more adventures.

  • A charming early reader with valuable themes such as school, pets, health and hygiene, and jokes and riddles
  • Written by award-winning New Zealand author Sandy Mckay with illustrations by award-winning New Zealand illustrator Ruth Paul
  • A second Walker Stories title featuring Mr Tripp, Mr Tripp Goes for a Skate will be published later in 2011

About the author

Sandy McKay is a New Zealand born author who began writing stories when her children were little to encourage them to read. Her first novel Recycled (Longacre Press) won the New Zealand Post Children s Book Award for Junior Fiction in 2002. She has since had three other titles appear on the Notable list for the same award: My Dad, the All Black, 2002; Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, 2005; Losing It, 2008. Mr Tripp Smells a Rat is Sandy s first title with Walker Books. Sandy lives in Dunedin with her husband and her three children.

About the illustrator

Ruth Paul lives in an off-grid straw bale house in the middle of a paddock under a wind farm just outside Wellington, New Zealand. As well as writing and illustrating children s picture books, Ruth is mother to two children and wife to one husband. Ruth started writing and illustrating her own picture books in 2004. The King s Bubbles won the New Zealand Post Children s Choice picture book award in 2008, and her book Two Little Pirates made the Storylines Notable Book list for 2010. Stomp was also a Storylines Notable Book and a finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards, 2012. She is the illustrator of the Mr Tripp books in the Walker Stories series, and she has written and illustrated three picture book titles about a group of animal friends: Hedgehog s Magic Tricks (2012), Red Panda s Toffee Apples (2013) and Rabbit's Hide-and-Seek (2014).

ISBN: 9781921529061
Imprint: WALKER BOOKS AUST
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NS-PB
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Dimensions: 136 x 186mm, 64pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $11.95
New Zealand RRP: $13.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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