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The Spooky School

(Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam)

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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam don't just make amazing cakes. These two brave bakers solve wacky mysteries too!

Halloween at St Spectre's school brings out the cheekiest of ghosts! And who is to blame when the weather goes CRAZY? A power-grabbing red panda, maybe? Certainly not the raccoon gang fixing the museum's toilets - they've got dastardly plans of their OWN!
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 2016 by Nosy Crow
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Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was delighted with this book overall. The illustrations complimented this well written collection of short stories. The autumn colour palette which featured in the imagery throughout was a nice touch and the unique stories were perfect for younger readers.
Daisy May Johnson
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
The thing about Nosy Crow books is that they, fairly uniformly, have a really high standard of design. It's almost an unimportant skill, this, because when we read a book, we read a book and we don't really grade it on how it looks. At least, we don't do that consciously.

But here's the thing: when we read,we don't just read the words. We read everything about it : the colour, the feel, the weight of the paper, the typography,the design, and we don't realise it, but we do and this sort of stuff
Wilde Sky
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
A pair of friends get involved in some capers.

An odd assortment of short stories some of which I struggled to follow.

Overall rating 2.5.

Reading time around one hour.
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another delightful book for beginner readers about the hapless criminals turned master bakers / detectives. Three short stories with echoes of Scooby-Doo see them hunting down criminals ably assisted by their amazing gadgets disguised as baking equipment. The illustrations add to the enjoyment without distracting from the flow of the story, I loved the snooty Lady Wolfington, just what an afghan hound in pearls should look like!
Thank you Nosy Crow for sending me a review copy.
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I didn't get on with this as well as I'd thought I would, and I think that's because I hadn't realised it was short stories - I hate being ambushed like that, I don't really get along with short stories of any kind. That said, I think it'd be excellent for confident Y2s up to "reluctant" or struggling Y4s because the shorter tales are easily accessible. ...more
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