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Grimwood: Five Freakishly Funny Fables: World Book Day 2022

About The Book

A special World Book Day adventure in the wildly funny new series from award-winning Nadia Shireen.
Perfect for readers age 7 to 107, fans of Dog Man, Roald Dahl, Mr Gum, Loki and David Walliams, and anyone who loves to laugh.

Welcome to Grimwood! Join the residents of the woods where anything can happen, as they tell stories around the campfire. You’ll hear weird and wonderful tales from Titus the stag, mayor of Grimwood, Nancy the fox with attitude, Willow the excitable rabbit, Frank the no-nonsense owl, and Ingrid the movie-star duck. Expect the unexpected, and be warned: you may laugh your head off . . .

For another freakishly funny tale with the same cast of cracking animal characters, check out Grimwood, the first book in Nadia Shireen's bestselling, outrageously comical, fully illustrated series for humans (both young and old at heart).​

Praise for Grimwood:

‘Funny, anarchic, original and gloriously silly.’ ― Richard Osman

‘Ted and Nancy are my favourite funny foxes EVER.’ ― Liz Pichon, author of Tom Gates

‘I CACKLED ALOUD on practically every page. Comic gold, tinged with such tenderness.’― Kiran Millwood Hargrave

'Gloriously anarchic, properly funny and highly illustrated with dynamic black-and-white art, this is a quirky delight for children – and their parents, too.' ― The Bookseller

'Dark, original and laugh-out-loud funny' ― The Times

'This book made my face hurt! Relentlessly funny.' ― Rob Biddulph, author of Peanut Jones

'Like Watership Down, but funny. You’ll laugh hysterically on every page.' ― Caitlin Moran

'Fantastic.' ― Lauren Laverne

'Pure genius!' ― Louie Stowell, author of Loki

'Made us laugh out loud.' ― Jim Smith, author of Barry Loser

'You’re in for a treat!' ― Selom Sunu, illustrator of Look Both Ways

'Utterly HILARIOUS' ― Sophy Henn, author-illustrator of Pizazz

'Fizzes with mad energy. Brilliantly addictive. ― Phil Earle, author of When the Sky Falls

About The Author

Nadia Shireen has won awards for her picture books including the UKLA Book Award for Good Little Wolf and most recently for Barbara Throws a Wobbler, which has been described as a 'little doorway of joy' by Caitlin Moran. She's also been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and has been Writer-Illustrator in Residence for BookTrust. Grimwood is her first series for older readers.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (February 17, 2022)
  • Length: 96 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398509665
  • Ages: 7 - 99

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