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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760147051
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Toffle Towers 1: Fully Booked




Fawlty Towers meets Treehouse in Tim Harris’s brand-new series to make kids laugh out loud – and get their imaginations soaring.

Toffle Towers hotel has been run by a Toffle for over one hundred years – and it’s about to be inherited by the next generation.

Chegwin Toffle is only ten years old. But he isn’t going to let that stop him from turning this run-down hotel into a success. Chegwin is determined to transform Toffle Towers from a boring hotel for grown-ups into an incredibly exciting destination for children (and their families).

But running a hotel isn’t easy. Chegwin has a lot to learn, and his tendency to drift off into daydreams isn’t helping.

Chegwin has plenty of ideas. But can he turn his madcap daydreams into reality?

  • Pub date: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760147051
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Authors

Tim Harris

Tim Harris is one of the most exciting children’s authors in Australia. His first series of books, Exploding Endings, will have primary-aged readers both captivated and laughing out loud. The first book in the series, Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes, was awarded Honour Book at the 2017 KOALAs. His second series, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables, contains his trademark quirkiness, mixed with a touch of poignancy.

A former primary school teacher of 15 years, and advocate for creativity and short stories, Tim’s presentations and workshops are dynamic and entertaining. He is a sought-after presenter, having worked in over a hundred schools in 2016 and 2017 alone.

Tim lives in Sydney with his wife and three young children.

James Foley

James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator. He makes picture books, comics and middle-grade novels. His books include the Toffle Towers series, Total Quack Up, Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts, My Dead Bunny and The Last Viking. James is an ambassador for Books In Homes and Room to Read Australia.


Praise for Toffle Towers 1: Fully Booked

“This is an engaging read for younger readers...The characterisation is well written and the setting depicted so the reader can easily visualise what is happening...I am looking forward to the next book in this series. This will make a great addition to any public library and is a must for all primary school libraries. A great read aloud book, this will be enjoyed by many.”

Liz Derouet, Reading Time

“In a success story filled with laughs, odd characters (including Chegwin’s eccentric parents) and hilarious adventures Tim Harris has created a hotel to rival even the legendary Fawlty establishment. James Foley has completely captured the essence of the story and characters in his humorous illustrations and all in all this is bound to be a real hit with young readers.”

Sue Warren, Just So Stories

“Reading doesn't always have to be fun but it's great when it is and this book is all about the fun!”

KidZone

“A super fun laugh-out-loud story . . . An engaging plot, funny conversations, pages filled with thought bubbles, lots of word play, and lists and letters will captivate younger readers.”

Donna Isgar, ReadPlus


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