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The Children Who Smelled a Rat

By Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Katharine McEwen

The fourth of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers.

In this thrilling, thunderous (and extra-long) Gaskitt story, Mrs Gaskitt finds a parcel, Mr Gaskitt loses a baby, Horace has mixed feelings about a bird, and the twins' teacher, Mrs Fritter, is – ooer! – not herself. Why? How? When? Why? (again). The children smell a rat!

  • "These books are carefully crafted, ingenious gems ... every page a joy." The Sunday Times
  • "Huge fun and ideal for early readers." The Independent on Sunday
  • "Ahlberg's direct and funny storytelling style makes reading as near-effortless as possible." The Guardian

About the author

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children’s books writing today. He has won numerous awards including the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001 and the Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children 2002. Among his numerous classic picture books are The Jolly Postman books, Burglar Bill, Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan’s books for Walker include The Snail House, Everybody Was a Baby Once, The Runaway Dinner, Previously and The Pencil. He lives in Sussex. Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University in 1996 and has since illustrated around forty children’s books for all ages. She is the illustrator of the picture book Cows in the Kitchen, Hey, Tabby Cat! and Here Comes Tabby Cat, four Sam’s Science books, the Silver Street series and the Gaskitt stories. Katharine lives in Kent.

About the illustrator

Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University in 1996 and has since illustrated around forty children’s books for all ages. She is the illustrator of the picture book Cows in the Kitchen, Hey, Tabby Cat! and Here Comes Tabby Cat, four Sam’s Science books, the Silver Street series and the Gaskitt stories. Katharine lives in Kent.

ISBN: 9781406381672
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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