The Grunts All at Sea

Meet Philip Ardagh’s stupid and smelly Grunt family. They’re like The Twits… but funnier! If you love Mr Gum, you’ll adore the greedy Grunts, as grotty as they are hilarious! Like the Twits, Mr and Mrs Grunt are mean and gruesomely ugly. And this revolting couple also like to laugh at people less fortunate than themselves. But unlike the Twits, the Grunts don’t have the sense to stay at home (in their shabby caravan) and mind their own business. So when they get involved in a shady people-smuggling scam, how long will it be until they end up all at sea – with an elephant aboard?

This wickedly wacky new comedy series is written by a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, and includes heaps of hilarious pictures by Axel Scheffler.

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    Philip Ardagh

    Philip Ardagh is the bestselling author of the Eddie Dickens adventures, the very funny fictional Grubtown Tales, and fact-packed Henry’s House.


    Philip Ardagh won the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize with Grubtown Tales: Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky.

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    Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.


    Axel has won many of the major book prizes, including the Smarties and Bluue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm.

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