Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!; Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Steven Lenton
Meet Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam - bakers extraordinaire and mystery solvers. Up, Up and Away is three stories in one…which means triple the fun. The Rocky Road Race Day looks set to be spoilt by Red Rocket and his pranks. The boys find themselves in some very dodgy doggy disguises when a jewel thief arrives in town. And a mystery parcel outside the bake shop causes all manner of bother.
It is Rocky Road Race Day and the boys are really looking forward to competing in their Bakemobile. All of their friends will be in the race too. When Red Rocket shows up, their annoying next door neighbour, the boys know he will be up to his usual mischief, playing pranks and doing anything to win. Will they be able to outwit that rascal Red Rocket?
To Catch a Thief sees a robber show up in town and precious jewels are disappearing all over the place. When Lady Woofington’s cousin, Lady Penelope Poshington, visits from America along with all her fancy diamonds she is a prime target for the jewel thief. Lady Woofington knows just who to send to watch over her cousin and catch the jewels, and the boys find themselves in some dodgy doggy-disguises. Can they catch a criminal?
In the Mystery Parcel their friend Scottie is unwell so the boys have baked him a cake. When they arrive back at the shop there is a mysterious parcel waiting for them. Only problem is the name on the parcel has been smudged by the rain and the boys can’t agree who it belongs to. There’s only one thing for it…a good-old cake joust.
These laugh-out-loud short stories will grab the attention of the most reluctant readers. Funny and fast-paced, readers will delight in Shifty McGifty and Sam’s adventures including playful pranks, a crime-caper and an argument over a box. The book is illustrated throughout with lively illustrations in shades of blue. The read includes gentle messages on friendship and teamwork.
A cracking read for children who are growing in confidence and beginning to read chapter books.
Recommended for 6+.
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