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 Layton was born in Chichester, West Sussex. Many of his ideas come, he says, from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and he has delivered papers.
Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date working with award winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. 'Oscar and Arabella' which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize in 2003. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his girlfriend who is also an artist.