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Friday, 2 August 2013

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam by Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

'Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who decide on career change after one bungled burglary too many - proving that crime doesn't pay, but cupcakes certainly do!

In the dead of night when the moon yawned down, two gloomy robber dogs plodded through town.
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are the world's most useless burglars. When their master plan for a robbery goes hopelessly wrong again, they discover that crime doesn't pay but cupcakes certainly do!

Another fantastic story picture book from Tracey Corderoy. As this is a Nosy Crow book, it also comes with the option of a free audio reading of the story, via a QR code on the inside front cover.

A story written in rhyme,with Tracey's fantastic imagination created another great story which children of all ages will love to read again and again. The story is accompanied by illustrations by Steven Lenton, which are brightly coloured and each page contains a spider, which children will love to try and spot while reading the story. 

There is a moral to the story - stealing and crime doesn't pay - which is put across really well within the story. The characters also see the error of their ways which is also an important message.

I would recommend this as a great book for children of all ages. It will particularly appeal to fans of books written in rhyme, like those of Julia Donaldson.

Thank you to the publishers, Nosy Crow, for sending me the book to review.

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