Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Unfair Funfair
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!) and the twins Isla and Ross can’t wait to visit the funfair that’s just come to town — but this funfair isn’t fair at all. Riding the Howlercoaster doesn’t just turn their knees to jelly, it turns Ross into a hairy scarewolf!Dastardly Fangus McFungus is using the unfair funfair as a cover for his sneaky scheme to find the most powerful, most pongyful element in the universe: sproutinium. But why does he need to transform children into creepy creatures to do it?Join Porridge on this rollercoaster-riding, stink-sniffing, wolf-whiffing adventure with Isla and Roaring Ross! Can they stop Fangus from stinking out the whole town? Will they change Ross back before hes stuck as a beast forever? 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 home and abroad. 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.