Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam (Hardcover)

By Tracey Corderoy, Steven Lenton (Illustrator)

Nosy Crow, 9780763668389, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

List Price: 14.99*
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Does crime really pay? Not for these two burglars. After one bungle too many they decide on a career change that any mother would be proud of!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who decide the perfect way to rob their neighbors would be to invite them over for a lovely tea party. The only problem is they’ve never baked a cupcake or pastry in their lives. Could this be the change of pace they’ve been looking for? A funny, quirky story, deliciously dished up!

About the Author

Tracey Corderoy is a teacher, but with a head happily crammed with countless ideas and stories for children, she began writing in 2006. She lives in Gloucestershire, England, with her family and a whole host of cute-but-naughty pets.

Steven Lenton spent many a school vacation working in the family pom-pom factory. Since this somewhat fluffy start to his career he has gained a BA and MA in animation and has become a successful animator and art director in children’s television. He lives in England.

Praise For Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

Corderoy’s unobtrusive, let-me-tell-you-a-story rhymes allow Lenton, a British animator making his debut, to take center stage with cheerily frenetic images that look like freeze frames from a cartoon...
—Publishers Weekly

The story, written in rhyme and accompanied by Lenton’s mixed-media illustrations, is lively and expressive. The baked treats look good enough to eat and will surely appeal to storyhour audiences. Each page contains a tiny spider that children will love to try to spot.
—School Library Journal

Charming... This fresh take on the “trickster-tricked” idea — with a rhyming text that meshes well with Lenton’s mixed-media illustrations — should get plenty of use from your library’s own sticky-finger gang.
—Booklist Online