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Scribbleboy [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Philip Ridley
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Book Description

7 Aug 1997
Bailey arrives in a new neighbourhood with his extraordinary family. He has no friends but receives a mysterious invitation to join the Scribbleboy Fan Club. The one and only founder member is Ziggy Fuzz. His vital mission is to spread the word about Scribbleboy and his amazing scribbles which years ago transformed the gloomy grey concrete of the neighbourhood. Swept along in plans to discover the identity of the mythical artist, Bailey carries on his work so the scribbles start again and eventually he discovers the scribbleboy is in fact a scribblegirl!

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (7 Aug 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140368949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140368949
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London, where he still lives and works. He studied painting at St Martin's School of Art and went on to write adult novels, plays for radio and the screenplay for THE KRAYS. He received considerable acclaim for his first adult novel, IN THE EYES OF MR FURY, and his reputation as a writer for children is soaring. KRINDLEKRAX was the winner of the W H Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award and the children's choice for the Smarties Prize.

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Welcome to the neighbourhood! Don't know your name yet (that's why I've addressed the envelope to 'The New Kid Around Here') ... but let me introduce myself. Read the first page
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious 16 Sep 2010
By Katface
This was my favourite book growing up. It's so magical, I must have read it a hundred times. As a young girl it inspired me to be adventurous and creative. It's not only written beautifully, but it has magnificent illustrations which may keep the younger reader's attention.

I highly recommend it, not just for the target audience, namely 10 - 14, but even to adults who wish to recapture that sense of adventure. It's not written in a patronising or childish way and it's pure pleasure to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece. 25 Dec 2002
The cover of this book reflects the storyline: colourful. It is a wonderful adventure in colour, and the descriptions of these "scribbles" are magical. The characters in the book are brilliant, all very unique. I don't think anyone except Philip Ridley could think of people like these. This book is a rollercoaster of emotions, with a fantastic ending. I must recommend this to all children and adults, as it is one of those books that makes you feel really happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Scribbleboy is a lovely book for young readers. The words in the book are not to small but not to big and there are also some detailed drawings which help to understand each character as you go along. If you are a mother and have a son or daughter between 9 - 12 and they like reading then this is the perfect christmas gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mumford1 9 April 2012
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Read this book with my class of 7 year olds! Brilliant fun to read aloud and was a struggle to put the book away and get the children out of school at the end of the day in time! I enjoyed it myself as a child and will definitely read it to my new class next year too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scribbleboy 15 Oct 2011
This a great book. My eight year old daughter loves it, having thoroughly enjoyed reading Krindlekraks with her class at school.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Book 12 Dec 2004
I love this book. I bought it for my son to read and ended up reading it myself. I couldn't stop after the first page (just to see if it was good). It's a great read, great fun and ideal for both girls and boys. If you buy one book for your kids this year for Christmas, this should be it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent characters!! 9 Mar 2014
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This book helps children (and adults) explore some of the complexities of life in a bright, colourful, sensitive yet humorous manner.
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By Yeldam
Philip Ridley is one of my favourite authors so I expected quite highly of this plus everyone I know that has read this book really enjoyed it !!! I would give this book ten out of ten and would recommend it to a friend. Scribbleboy is a must read,it kept my interest throughout !!!!!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad...
I am 12 (maybe outside the target age range) but I think this is easily the worst book I have ever read/suffered.It isn't quirky.It's dumb. Read more
Published on 6 April 2009 by Mountain lady
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Masterpiece
Being an Phillip Ridley fan i think highly of his books but this book is just amazing. The character Ziggy Fuzz is wrote so well you can just imagine him being a real person. Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2004 by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Scribbleboys gr8!
Scribbleboy is a tale of a boy (Bailey) bringing back the lost tale, of scribbleboy this turns ito a big adventure, when scribbleboy cant control his fantastic scribbles! Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS
This is my favourite book because of the names eg Hip Hop and the plot.
It is the funniest book I have ever read I had to stop rereading it because it made me laugh too... Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read
This book makes an excellent read, as it is easy to understand and enjoy.Full of excitment and mystery, this book is easy to get engrossed in!
Published on 7 Feb 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Scribbleboy is superb!!!I've read the book 5 times and I've only had it since Xmas. I'ts a sad story with a surprising ending!! Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!!!!
I like this book because it is not a very complecated story line it kept my innterest throughout the story
Published on 8 Jan 2000
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