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EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Great Cake Off

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

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Edge: Monsters Like Us, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 6 years, For reluctant readers (children), Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage), School stories (Children's / Teenage)

Follow the wacky adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Great Cake Off: it's time for the school cake competition. The friends bake some monster recipes, but will they end up with soggy bottoms?

Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read.

This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books
to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Steve Barlow

As 50% of the Two Steves, Steve Barlow has written over 160 books with Steve Skidmore since their first published work appeared in 1988. Born in Crewe, he was educated at Crewe Grammar School, Warwick University and Nottingham University before a varied career in teaching, acting, stage management and puppetry. He worked in a village school in Botswana for four years before returning to the UK and working with Steve Skidmore. The Two Steves tour extensively in the UK and overseas, and are frequent visitors to book festivals including Edinburgh and Hay. Their work for Hachette includes the highly popular I Hero and Crime Team choose-your-adventure books, and their I Horror series is raising the short hairs at the back of readers' necks with Orchard Books.