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Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Bash-Crash-Ding

Alan Dapre
Yuliya Somina


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Range: Young Kelpies Paperback 152 pages 40 b/w illustrations 197 x 158 mm ISBN: 9781782503569 Publication date: 16th 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!)


'Frequent line illustrations reminiscent of Quentin Blake enrich the story's zippy pace and comedic effect... Readers will enjoy the surprise endings, unusual characters, and absurd humor. [...] these books work wonderfully as silly read alouds.'
-- School Library Journal

'Hysterical [...] There are some brilliant pictures in them too. My 8-year-old loves reading them himself, and they'd be fab to read to a child too.'
-- Library Loves podcast

'This is a fun, nonsensical story... It gets sillier the further you go but it's a fun read.'
-- The Book Faerie, (US blogger)

'... very appealing to second and third graders mastering reading.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'I liked that this story was very funny and suspenseful... 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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