Mary Poppins meets Roald Dahl in this hilarious story that will appeal to both boys and girls.
Delilah Smart's life hasn't been the same since childcare robot Granny Grabbers entered her world and made it whizz bang wonderful fun, no matter how determined her parents are to make it dull dull dull. And it's not long before Granny Grabbers and Delilah stumble upon their next adventure ...
When local department store Blingman's hires an army of robotic cleaning personnel made by Happy Home Robotics, Granny Grabbers recognises a dear friend from her 'childhood' in the Happy Home Robotics Laboratory - PUG is clearly asking to be rescued from a life of cleaning servitude, and so it's action stations for Granny Grabbers and the team. Soon they devise a cunning plan that involves covert shopping trips, Easter bunny disguises, magic vanishing acts and a troupe of Paintball Pirates.
And of course no daring rescue is complete without a grabbmobile ...
Praise for Ice Angel:
'I really enjoyed it. The style is different and the story certainly made me smile.' - Chicklish
Laugh-out-loud humour, heart-wrenching drama and edge-of-your-seat thrills abound in this truly splendind book ... It is quite possibly one of the best books you'll read this year. - The Book Bag
The fantasy world is richly imagined and the story moves between comedy and drama with a light touch ... a very compelling read. - Peters Gazette
PRAISE FOR OTTO:
'A mixture of humour and extravagant action, this attractive fantasy is accessible to quite young readers simply as an adventure story ... a very thoughtful book, and underlying its invention and suspense are other layers of meaning.' - BfK
A sophisticated, elliptical fantasy that does not read like anything you have come across before. It will reward youngsters ... with its magic, warmth and excitement. - The Sunday Times
Haptie has taken a serious theme ... which gives this quirky debut a serious and valid undercurrent. - TES
... a whimsical adventure full of colours, magic and sparks, it really is a child's parable about serious issues of suffering . . . every page touches a reader's sense of wonder. . . . one's heartstrings are pulled, and you long to visit them again and again. - Inis the Children's Book Ireland Magazine
Charming and highly readable . . . eccentric and individual. - TES Teacher