From two of the hottest new 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?
This is the second title in 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 has been optioned for TV by Sixteen South. 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.
These crazy characters also star in their very own picture books - Foxy Vs Egg and Catch us if you Can-Can.
Alex's first fiction series, the bestselling Claude was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.
Ingenious black and white illustrations provided by Alex T Smith... a lot of fun - The Independent on Sunday
an amusing story with striking illustrations. The overall book design is very stylish. Great fun. - Books for Keeps
There's a laugh on every page and it is ideal for younger readers who want to move to longer stories... Children will undoubtedly adore the sheer daftness of the story, as well as the inevitable wind and warty bottom jokes. - Manchester Evening News
Snortingly funny and a great example of a transitional book for kids. - readitdaddy
Wildly illustrated on every page by Alex T Smith. Early reading... made highly enjoyable. (Praise for Foxy Tales 1) - Independent on Sunday
The illustrations are wonderful... full of comic touches and lots of detail... great fun. (Praise for Foxy Tales 1) - Bookbag
Playful... anarchic... wicked sense of humour... great fun. (Praise for Foxy Tales 1) - Teach Primary
The author is a comparative newcomer to picture books; on this evidence, he should go far. (Praise for Claude) - The Independent on Sunday
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.