Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Unfair Funfair
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When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint — which is easy to do and not so easy to say.
Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, Groovy Gran, Dino Dad, Mini Mum and the twins, Roaring Ross and Invisible Isla. Everyone has a super secret — or two — and Porridge is always there to lend a helping paw when things go awry. If there’s a fishy biscuit in it for him…
And things do often go awry in the McFun family. It’s a good job Porridge has nine lives!
Porridge the Tartan cat (it’s a long story involving a tin of tartan paint!) and the twins Isla and Ross can’t wait to visit the funfair that’s just come to town — but this funfair isn’t fair at all. Riding the Howlercoaster doesn’t just turn their knees to jelly, it turns Ross into a hairy scarewolf!
Dastardly Fangus McFungus is using the unfair funfair as a cover for his sneaky scheme to find the most powerful, most pongyful element in the universe: sproutinium. But why does he need to transform children into creepy creatures to do it?
Join Porridge on this rollercoaster-riding, stink-sniffing, wolf-whiffing adventure with Isla and Roaring Ross! Can they stop Fangus from stinking out the whole town? Will they change Ross back before he’s stuck as a beast forever?
In this zany new series for young readers, Porridge purrfectly CAT-a-logs the family’s hilarious adventures from a cat’s-eye perspective. With wacky twists, silly word play and meow-nificent illustrations in every chapter, readers won’t even want to paws for breath.
'The latest in a series by Alan Dapre and Yuliya Somina which is worth it for Somina's hilarious cartoons alone.'
-- The Herald
'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