Say goodnight with Jumpy Puppy and Friends! From acclaimed children's storyteller Cornelius Addison comes the perfect set of bedside tales starring the one and only Jumpy Puppy. This opening collection contains five fantastically funny little tales - one for every school night and all expertly narrated by the award-winning author himself.
Ever wondered where some writers get their characters? Just maybe they come from Mack's One Stop Character Shop, where grumpy wizards, weeping dragons, singing chestnuts, arguing lemons, miniature lady vampires, giant flies, slippered frogs, knighted ogres and creatures there aren't even names for await your discovery. You'll be so dazzled by the amount of oddities that you'll be wanting to make your own trip to Mack's asap... particularly if you also like to pen the odd tale.
From the Addison's Tales musical storyworld comes the story of a loveable travelling spider named Harry as he battles the might of the Blood Brothers - a gang of half-witted mosquitoes with an unnatural taste for blood. Boo and hiss as the nefarious Caspius Cruel and his goons try to rob the blood bank of blood banks, Charlie. Gasp as the gang's every raid is met by the sensational Harry - a bookish spider with bad eyesight, excellent spelling and a cheeky right hook.
From the Addison's Tales musical storyworld comes the harrowing adventure of Penelope as the curious cat is whisked underground in search of the last remaining Core - the fallen star that might just bring light to the dying Caverns of the gnomes. Leading her on the search is Boris Bones, a gnome with a dubious past who hopes Penelope can decipher the riddle that will save his homeland from eternal darkness. Excited by the thrill of adventure but not sure she entirely trusts Boris Bones, Penelope drags her friend Knuckles, the elegant, picking-loving squirrel, along for the submarine ride - much to his disgust.