Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. There are lots of things Algy doesn't like - top of the list is his own name. Algernon is just weird. Pugh sounds a bit like - well, never mind. Other things on his list include: Girls, the Dark, and Having Adventures. So imagine Algy's surprise when he finds a jungle at the bottom of the garden of his new house! And imagine his irritation when his annoying next door neighbour, Cherry - yes, a GIRL - wants to come and explore it with him. She'll only giggle and whisper if he doesn't go with her. But will they ever make it home again?
This is Book 107 in the Early Reader Series. See all Early Reader books here.
Kaye Umanksy Biography
Kaye Umansky began life as a teacher turning to writing after the birth of her daughter. She is now the author of many well-loved books including Pass the Jam, Jim and Pongwiffy, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018. She is a marvellous performer of her own work and a jazz singer in her own time.
Michael Rosen is one of the UK's bestloved children's writers. He was the fifth UK Children's Laureate and has won numerousawards, including an Exceptional Award for his 2004 colloboration with Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen's Sad Book.More about Richard Watson