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Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Bash-Crash-Ding

Alan Dapre
Yuliya Somina


Also available as: Paperback

Range: Young Kelpies eBook 152 pages 40 b/w illustrations ISBN: 9781782503880 Publication date: 16 February 2017
Genres: Animals, Humour Ideal for ages: 7, 8, 9 and 10 Porridge the Tartan Cat series

Cat + tartan paint = ME! I'm Porridge, the world's ONLY tartan cat. ME-OW! I'm always ready to lend a paw when the McFun family (my humans) get into trouble – which is all the time. ME-SIGH.

Groovy Gran's band want to play a concert but EVERYthing's going wrong and EVERYone's blaming me!

Join me on my balloon-riding, wool-chasing, dug-dodging quest to prove them wrong and ROCK THEIR SOCKS OFF! (ME-WOW)

But watch out for the Dug o Doom… he's on my tail! (ME-OWCH!)


'This is a fun, nonsensical story about a cat that has fur colored like tartan. [...] It gets sillier the further you go but it's a fun read. All's well that ends well. Come have some fun at the concert!'
-- The Book Faerie, (US blogger)

'There are not only a lot of illustrations but large descriptive words such as CRACK! Mewhoa and THUMP! that break up the words on the page making this very appealing to second and third graders mastering reading.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'I liked that this story was very funny and suspenseful. My favorite part was when Porridge was chased by the Dog of Doom and he tried to run through a cat door but ran into a wall instead! I love how the pictures help tell the story and make it even funnier!'
-- Elena, Age 9, Kids' Book Buzz

Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Bash-Crash-Ding


Alan Dapre is the author of more than fifty books for children. He has also written over one hundred television scripts, transmitted in the UK and around the world. His plays have been on BBC Radio 4 and published for use in schools worldwide.

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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…

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