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“It’s that alligator… Dad should never have brought it into the house. Crunchbag has escaped and he’s eaten Granny!”

Nicholas is used to his dad’s loopy antics. But it looks like Dad has finally flipped when he brings an alligator home as a pet. With Crunchbag around, there’s never a dull moment! Soon he’s gobbling up the Sunday lunch, running riot in the park and hiding in the neighbour’s pond! But even Crunchbag wouldn’t eat poor defenceless Granny… would he?

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AR book level: 3.9; Middle years; 1.0 points

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  • 96 pages



Jeremy Strong

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Jeremy Strong is an author that children choose to read, time and time again. Like it frantic? Like it funny? Split your sides with riotous rib-ticklers from the king of comedy, full of suspense, mystery, wild twists of fate – and Jeremy Strong’s trademark cheeky chuckles! Whether it’s a baby’s bottom, a flying cow or a can of killer tomatoes, each of his books has a very silly special ingredient.

Born in 1949, Jeremy Strong has spent most of his life in a dream. At the age of three he fell out of a first floor window and landed on his head. He was in hospital for a week, with a broken arm and a headache. Luckily he recovered, although he was always accident-prone as a child. He broke various bones and had stitches for big head cuts. This was because he spent most of his time out in the fields near his house playing. The ‘stitches score’ went something like this: Riding a bike at a thousand miles an hour – five stitches. Falling out of tall trees – four stitches. Playing kiss-chase – three stitches.

At school he enjoyed playtime, lunchtime, and half past three. He also liked making things up and writing about them. He spent his teenage years writing poems for his girlfriend, Susan, until she gave in and married him.

After his eventful childhood he eventually became a primary school teacher, and is now a full time writer. He has written over 70 books, including the hugely popular Hundred Mile an Hour Dog books.

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  1. Dora thumb 222

    on 5 March 2013

    this is wierd nicholas dad has brought an alligator home.

  2. Petula 113689

    on 4 March 2012

    this book was funny and made me laugh.

    i liked the dinosaur cage!!

  3. Evie 113313

    on 3 March 2012

    nikholases dad has got an aligator for a pet but everything is chaos…. a very funny but not realistic book

    4out of 5
  4. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    The character that I like is granny she is so funny. Her hearing is terrible, I like the bit where the boy is trying to say that his dad has an alligator and she thinks he’s asking her if she wants any potatoes for tea.

  5. Evie 113313

    on 6 May 2010

    Funny book!!!