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Head of Zeus
Ten Nasty Little Toads
Ten Nasty Little Toads: The Zephyr Book of Cautionary Tales by Steve Cole, illustrated by Tim Archbold
 The Zephyr Book Of...

A full-colour gift book of ten darkly-comic and hilarious cautionary tales by Astrosaurs author Steve Cole, illustrated by Tim Archbold.

In these delightfully humorous tales of a decidedly blackish hue, ten follysome toads can never change their beastly habits despite the efforts of goodly witch Madame Rana who reminds them 'It's never too late to change.'

The Toad With Square Eyes develops mutant thumbs and fingers and finds himself on the other side of the screen; Cherry Oddfellow, the Dirty Little Toad, is part-girl, part-mudslide; and Jeremiah Bratson, the Spoiled Little Toad, finds himself face-to-face with a perfect robot replica.

Featuring toady facts, quizzes and games, this collection of tales is a warning to certain children that there must come an hour when they pay the price...

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children’s Fiction
18 Oct 2018 * 192pp * £8.99 * 9781786699305
'Whether they are Disgusting, Shouty, Unhealthy or Nasty-Natured, [Steve Cole's] protagonists – illustrated in gleeful colour by Tim Archbold in the vein of Quentin Blake – meet their comeuppances with plenty of horrible humour, and a touch more redemption than Roald Dahl might have offered'
'An antidote to fairy tales and a fun collection of alternative bedtime stories ... This will offer instant glee to its juvenile audience'
Books for Keeps
'An illustrated collection of cautionary tales with just the right balance of disgusting humour and darkly comic threat'
Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
'A book of wild and anarchic imagination with a confiding, conversational flowing style that seduces the reader into relishing the prospect of more horrors ahead'
The School Librarian
Steve Cole
Steve Cole
Steve Cole is the bestselling author of Astrosaurs and Young Bond, among many other books.

Tim Archbold

Tim Archbold
Tim Archbold was born in Northumberland and lives in the Scottish Borders. He has written and illustrated over 100 books for children, including Bagpipes, Beasties and Bogles (2012).