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Foxy Tales: The Cunning Plan: Book 1

Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith

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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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Caryl Hart

Caryl Hart is the author of many bestselling books for children, including the hugely successful How to Grow A Dinosaur and The Princess and the Peas. She is the winner of the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Lancashire Share a Story Award. Caryl lives on the top of a windy hill in the Peak District with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and an invisible dog called Paddy.

Follow Caryl at and @carylhart1

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