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Summary

Laugh your head off with this fully illustrated new series, adapted for audio, from award-winning Nadia Shireen. Perfect for listeners age seven to 107, fans of Dog Man, Roald Dahl, Mr Gum and David Walliams, and anyone who loves to laugh. 

Fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy are on the run from Princess Buttons, the scariest street cat in the Big City. They flee for Grimwood, expecting to find refuge in the peaceful countryside. Instead, they are met with thieving eagles, dramatic ducks, riotous rabbits and a whole host of unusual characters. Grimwood is...weird. But when Princess Buttons tracks them down, Nancy and Ted and the animals of Grimwood must unite in a mind-bending race against time....

This memorable, distinctive and warm-hearted comedy series will have kids begging to hear more.

Nadia Shireen has won awards for her picture books including the UKLA Book Award for Good Little Wolf, and her latest, Barbara Throws a Wobbler, has been described as a ‘little doorway of joy’ by Caitlin Moran. She’s also been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and has been Writer-Illustrator in Residence for BookTrust. Grimwood is her first series for older learners.

©2021 Nadia Shireen (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic reviews

"Funny, anarchic, original and gloriously silly." (Richard Osman)

"Ted and Nancy are my favourite funny foxes EVER." (Liz Pichon, author of Tom Gates)

"Gloriously anarchic, properly funny and highly illustrated with dynamic black-and-white art, this is a quirky delight for children - and their parents, too." (The Bookseller)

"Dark, original and laugh-out-loud funny." (The Times)

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Me and my mum listened to this and thought it was a very slow read. Terrible

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Absolutely brilliant

This will appeal to Children of all ages the narration is superb
The story is hilarious for adults and children
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my 6-year-old finds this hilarious!

my 6-year-old son absolutely loves this. we really enjoyed listening to it together. highly recommended

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Amazing book! A real treat!

This is such a fun listen. A great story with fabulous characters that will make your head explode with laughter. Adam Buxton is the perfect voice for this book and Nardia Shireen has a real talent for story telling.

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Great voices!

The perfect story for Adam to read. 10yo girl really enjoy on our holiday journey.

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Excellent family fun. 'Kay thanks bye!

Grimwood is amazing. It's brilliantly funny and Adam Buxton's reading is sublime, with great characterisation, making it easy for all the family to follow and enjoy. It's so good that not only did it stop my kids from fighting over a long car journey (which is a miracle) but they also enjoyed it so much that as soon as it finished they demanded we start it over again immediately! They're even discussing Grimwood World Book Day costumes even though it's six months away. It's not just for kids though, I loved it too and nearly crashed at one point from laughing so much in the Binky chapter. What a gem.