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Foxy Tales: The Cunning Plan: Book 1

Alex T. Smith, Caryl Hart

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Foxy Tales, For National Curriculum Early Years, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Prose: non-fiction, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)

From two of the hottest talents around comes a crazy new series bursting with ridiculous scrapes and slapstick humour.

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's hair-brained schemes make enough money to keep Alphonso fed? Or will Foxy DuBois find herself on the menu?

An hilarious new 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 he is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards, including the Stockport Award.

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Praise for Foxy Tales: The Cunning Plan: Book 1

  • Wildly illustrated on every page by Alex T Smith. Early reading... made highly enjoyable. - Independent on Sunday

  • The illustrations are wonderful... full of comic touches and lots of detail... great fun. - Bookbag

  • Playful... anarchic... wicked sense of humour... great fun. - Teach Primary

  • Alex's fantastic illustrations bring this great caper to life, a brilliant new series for newly confident readers. - The Guardian

  • A really rollickingly good start to a new book series that's absolutely bound to become a huge hit. Foxy and Alphonse, destined for greatness! - readitdaddy

  • Packed full of wacky situations, slapstick humour, outrageous plans and ludicrous behaviour from baddies you love to hate, The Cunning Plan will keep young readers entertained till the very last page - librarymice

  • The author is a comparative newcomer to picture books; on this evidence, he should go far. - The Independent on Sunday

  • Chaos prevails in this very funny story... perfect for those beginning to gain confidence in their reading. - Primary Times

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Alex T. Smith

Author-illustrator Alex T. Smith is the award-winning creator of the bestselling Claude series, which is published in 16 languages worldwide, and is now a TV show on Disney Junior. Alex's newest series, Mr Penguin, launched in 2017, to widespread praise. Alex's quirky, witty writing and illustrations are instantly recognisable, critically acclaimed and as popular with adults as children. Alex is also widely praised for his work illustrating children's classics: he won Children's Book of the World Illustration Award for his illustrations in a new edition of Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians; he has created new art for books by Enid Blyton, Eva Ibbotson and Richmal Crompton. Alex has collaborated with Watership Down author Richard Adams on his last book, Egg Box Dragon, as well as David Almond and Juno Dawson. Alex has won the UKLA Picture Book Award and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, and been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award. He has also been the official World Book Day illustrator.

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