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  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849392976
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $19.99

Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Tiggers


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A best-selling picture book showing an alien’s view of Earth Tiggers from this award-winning team.

"Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Tiggers. Earth Tiggers are made of furry material. They are available in Patterned or Plain."

Dr Xargle is instructing his class of small fellow aliens on the nature and habits of the earth creatures known to us as cats. This allows a certain zany perspective on them that will strike a chord with anyone in close relationship with these furry individuals.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849392976
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.


Praise for Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Tiggers

“Humour in lavish abundance. A real treat.”

The School Librarian

“Avid Dr Xargle fans will be clamouring for this and their numbers will be multiplying.”

Books For Keeps

“So brilliant that children will ask again and again for this story.”

Child Education

“An indispensable guide to feline habits.”

The Bookseller

“This very funny book is full of hilarious observations and will provide many a giggle for children and adults alike.”

Rachael Spencer, The Bookbag

“Laugh-out-loud funny book...with parents and children enjoying it in equal measure.”

Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids


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