Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dragon Poo Paperback – 5 Jun 2014
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About the Author
Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author and has written both fiction titles and bestselling picture books, such as Pants and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. He has won the Federation of Children's Book Award and the Booktrust Early Years Award, but he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stick man. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and four children.
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Paul's Winnie-like illustrations were well-suited to the tale, familiar to us both and even seemed to include Wilbur the cat!
Young knight Sir Scallywag is called into action when Baron Greedyguts tries to steal King Colin's giant sweet machine using his own nefarious dragon poo weapon. A lot of poo is flung. For any child of this age it's a bit of a dream combination - sweets, poo, dragons, Korky Paul. And some fun rhyming text.
I'd not heard of this series and now have Sir Scallywag's first outing on order at the library. We love him, a resourceful young hero and a 'rude' sense of humour destined to appeal to the age group. Chortlesome stuff.
My daughter loves adventure books and this is just want is up her street with funny sentences that she uses all the time and giggles. Very silly book however has a nice message at the end of the book. Definitely recommend this book to any parent and personally I think this one is even better than the golden underpants...
Had a flick through it and decided not to give it to him…it's just ridiculously crude, in my view. Yes, I know kids love toilet humour, but this takes it too far. One page reads: "A rumbling and a grumbling sound began inside their tums, and soon the foulest dragon poo came gurgling from their bums…"
I mean, seriously? Would you want a four year old repeating that?
I would far rather have a book that works hard to appeal to kids through its plot, characters, imagery, whatever, rather than this crass and frankly lazy attempt to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
Shame as Giles Andreae is a gifted storyteller and I have loved all his previous work.
Having said that, many parents probably think that kind of language is fine and have no problem with their kids reading it, and that's great! But parents have to draw a line somewhere based on their own sensibilities, and this crosses it for me.
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Love these books. Two boys are into the Poo phase so this is a fun bookPublished 6 months ago by Amelia Earhart