As eyewitness Beardy Ardagh reports, when famous film star Tawdry Hipbone visits Grubtown for the world premiere of her latest movie, For the Love of Ducks II, Mayor Flabby Gomez couldn't be more excited but, as usual, nothing goes to plan. Miss Hipbone's dog, Snooks, is snatched by a low-flying pelican, and it's a race against time to find him, in a rescue attempt involving Grubtown's usual ragbag of bungling buffoons.
'The books are extremely inventive and Ardagh is a funny writer.' Philip Womack, The Telegraph (UK)
'Silly, silly, silly. Young readers will love them. (Old readers, too.) Philip Ardagh writes funny like he can't help it.' Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday
Philip Ardagh is the award-winning author of the Eddie Dickens adventures, currently published in over 30 languages. He wrote BBC radio's first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children's book and is a 'regularly irregular' reviewer of children's books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and Grubtown, where he cultivates his impressive beard.