Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Bash-Crash-Ding
By (author) Alan Dapre; Illustrated by Yuliya Somina
When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint — which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret — or two– and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there’s a fishy biscuit in it for him…And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It’s a good job Porridge has nine lives! ————– Porridge the Tartan Cat (it’s a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) has been framed! Someone is sabotaging Isla and Ross’ attempts to reunite Groovy Gran’s band, the Tattie Scones, and Porridge is the top suspect. Only he knows the real villain is a dastardly dog — the Dug o’ Doom. Will the Tattie Scones ever rock again? Can a balloon-riding, wool-chasing, saucer-flying tartan cat stop the crafty canine and clear his name? —————– In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family’s hilarious adventures from a cat’s-eye perspective.With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won’t even want to paws for breath.
Alan Dapre is the author of more than fifty books for children. He has also written over one hundred television scripts, transmitted in the UK and around the world. His plays have been on BBC Radio 4 and published for use in schools worldwide. Yuliya Somina is an award winning illustrator from Moscow. She graduated from the Moscow State Art College with a degree in fine arts and began her career in animation. Yuliya has illustrated many books including Michael Rosen’s I Never Know How Poems Start and Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything. She currently lives in Middlesex, England.