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The Scallywags

David Melling

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Scallywags, For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

Wolves tend to get quite a bad press in storybooks, but The Scallywags are determined to learn some manners! By the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas.

The Scallywags are a bunch of rather messy noisy wolves who find it rather hard to behave properly. But as they soon discover, if it means losing your friends, then just maybe it's time to practise those manners... Only things start to get a little tiring, when they start telling everyone else what to do!

By the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Find out more about David Melling
here http://w ww.davidmelling.co.uk/

'The text humorously celebrates difference and tolerance and the wonderfully energetic, funny illustrations deserve careful attention.' - Booktrust

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Praise for The Scallywags

  • A delightful and refreshing story where important ideas are deftly handled. - The Bookbag

  • A fun story about acceptance with really amusing pictures - Northern Echo

  • This is a lovely book and David Melling's illustrations are excellent. - writeaway.org

  • The text humorously celebrates difference and tolerance and the wonderfully energetic, funny illustrations deserve careful attention. - Booktrust

  • ...David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline. - The Guardian

  • ...exuberant pictures... impressive - Publishers Weekly

  • Pure delight. - Carousel

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David Melling

David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' 'Pavilion' was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise ' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. \nIt was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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