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  • Published: 26 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448194797
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

Fangs




A hilariously hairy tale from Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman. Perfect for building confidence in young readers.

Poor Fangs, the tarantula, is terribly lonely and bored with her life in the pet-shop. So when Nathan takes her home, she's more than excited about her new life. But before Nathan can introduce his new pet to his family, he's going to need her help to convince them that spiders aren't just creepy and crawly . . . They're beautiful and brave too!

This funny story from the Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, is perfect for building confidence in young readers - whether reading aloud or reading alone.

  • Published: 26 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448194797
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.

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Praise for Fangs

The puritan in me says this is not something we should encourage, surely, toilet humour doesn't have a place in children's literature, does it? Then I remember my children's favourite TV show from the 1980s, the wolves, who farted and belched and made everyone, including me and Wendy, have hysterics. Toilet humour is harmless, and when it involved dinosaurs, there's no harm done, is there? This will make you laugh, and the illustrations are terrific, so what can go wrong? I'll put the puritan in me back in the sideboard and save it for something more worthy. This is brilliant!

Books Monthly

Expect this naughty rhyming story to be a seasonal favourite

The Bookseller

The book, which is very reminiscent of Dr Seuss . . . is a lovely life lesson and deliciously naughty toilet-humour that will have young readers squealing in delight

Madhouse Family reviews

Great for little people

Burnley Express

They have masterminded a work of genius.

Philip Stone, The Bookseller

A very, very silly book written by two members of pop band McFly, Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter. The story revolves around Danny - a very greedy boy who asks Father Christmas for too many presents. But Father Christmas decides enough is enough and instead gives Danny a huge Dinosaur which results in a very messy and smelly consequence. If your child liked Aliens in Underpants or The Story of the Little Mole, they will love this funny yet cautionary tale.

Madeformums.com

One of the funniest, and one of the most irreverant Christmas books out there. . . If you like your humour to be slightly scatological in nature, then The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas will have children in fits of laughter (and a large amount of adults too). . . Brilliant!

Martine Horvath, EYE magazine

Beautifully illustrated, really funny and rather smelly

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