Neal Layton's classic, lovable mammoths, Oscar and Arabella, now in a new setting - Palmtree Springs Study Centre. As funny as ever coupled with Neal's quirky and delightful illustrations.
Stinking, rubbish-infested rivers to swim in, nature walks minus the nature and Giant Sloth cooking dinner. This can only mean one terrible thing for the Academy students on their school trip. Humans are about! And now Oscar's gone missing. Professor Snout and the other students are about to embark on a rescue mission which goes swimmingly!
Short pacey chapters... provide lots of Pythonesque laugh-out-loud humour. - School Librarian
They will surely agree with Professor Snout's review: "This book gets 10/10"! - School Librarian
As funny as ever with quirky and delightful illustrations. - Betty Bookmark
A spare style of writing, accompanied by illustrations suffused with warmth and good humour, make this immediately inviting and accessible to inexperienced readers. - Carousel
Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books. He has worked on more than 80 titles to date, working with authors such Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, and won several prizes including a Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize for That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. His books have also been shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Booktrust Early Years Award, Funfzig Jahre Deutcher Jugendliteraturpreis and New York Public Library's annual list of Best Children's Books.He also writes his own books, such as eco-picture book A Planet Full of Plastic and 'The Invincible Tony Spears' fiction series. His books are currently in print in more than 16 languages worldwide. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife and two daughters.