Colour First Reader: The Monster Crisp-Guzzler

Dragons, crisps, school trips: Malorie packs all these great things into one yummy funny story. We can’t wait to gobble it up! You lucky little readers. Malorie Blackman, world-famous writer and the new Children’s Laureate, has pulled out all the stops just for you. All the giggles, all the surprises and all the excitement you need in a book. Plus the funniest colour pictures. Do you ever think your teacher is a bit odd? Well, Mira has a very unusual teacher who turns into a dragon when she eats crisps. That might seem strange. But it turns out very handy during a school trip to the seaside!

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    Malorie Blackman

    The former Children’s Laureate is the awardwinning author of over 50 books, including the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.


    Malorie Blackman’s many awards include the Red House and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Noughts and Crosses. In 2005 she was awarded the Elearnor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature; an OBE followed in 2008 and from 2013-15 she was the Children’s Laureate.

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