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A Dirty Story

$12.95

By Sarah Brennan

Illustrated by Harry Harrison

“This is a story for girls and boys
Who don’t like putting away their toys;
Who think a bed is a trampoline
And can’t be bothered to keep things clean….”

From the creators of The Chinese Calendar Tales comes a tale of dastardly deeds and good clean fun! It’s the eve of the annual Tidy Town competition, and the Neats are working day and night to make their town look exactly right. But then the Grots hatch an evil plan with rather unexpected results!

More rollicking fun with fast-paced rhyme and fabulous illustrations by the best-selling Brennan/Harrison team.

Ages 4 to 8

ISBN: 9789881888228 Categories: ,

Description

“This is a story for girls and boys
Who don’t like putting away their toys;
Who think a bed is a trampoline
And can’t be bothered to keep things clean….”

From the creators of The Chinese Calendar Tales comes a tale of dastardly deeds and good clean fun! It’s the eve of the annual Tidy Town competition, and the Neats are working day and night to make their town look exactly right. But then the Grots hatch an evil plan with rather unexpected results! More rollicking fun with fast-paced rhyme and fabulous illustrations by the best-selling Brennan/Harrison team.

“Three things. A poem, a story, and some pictures! The poem tickles, the story giggles, and the pictures romp along perfectly. Thanks, Sarah and Harry, for making me laugh.”
— Tony Ross, author/illustrator, The Little Princess

“Dirty Story is full of muck,
Good for kids who love some Yuck!
As for me, a silly old clot,
I would love to live in a town called Grot.
These books are Fun!
These books are Hot!
Go out and buy the LOT!”

— Korky Paul, illustrator, Winnie the Witch

 

Additional information

Weight200 g
Dimensions260 × 260 mm
Pages

28

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

Full colour

About the author

Sarah Brennan was born in Hobart, in the beautiful Australian island state of Tasmania. Her family kept a menagerie of animals including peacocks, guinea fowl, pheasants, ducks and goats, and there was even a wild platypus in the creek at the bottom of the garden! She began writing poems and stories as a child, and hasn’t really stopped since! Coming to Hong Kong in 1998 gave her the impetus to follow her childhood dreams, and in 2004 her first children’s book, A Dirty Story, was published, followed by An Even Dirtier Story the following year.

But, visiting Hong Kong schools, with children drawn largely from Chinese or Asian backgrounds, Sarah became increasingly keen to write for them about their culture and history… and in 2007, the Chinese Calendar Tales were born. With great storylines packed with interesting vocabulary and history, and fact boxes inside the cover of every book, Sarah is delighted to see her books used as teaching tools in primary schools throughout China, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Sarah is also an ardent promoter of children’s literacy, running regular international writing competitions on her blog for primary school children, which attract entries from around the world including the US, the UK, China, Singapore, India, Hong Kong and Australia. She is also an enthusiastic Writer Ambassador for Room to Read, an international charity promoting literacy and girls’ education in Third World countries, and speaks regularly to parents, teachers, librarians and their associations about the fundamental importance of reading print books in the digital age.

Visit Sarah’s funny and fabulous blog at www.sarahbrennanblog.com!