The Phantom of the Opera ¦ The Case of the Missing Teeth
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The poem on our front cover is taken from Figgie Hobbin by Charles Causley, with illustrations by Gerald Rose, re-issued by Macmillan (0 333 12078 7, £7.50) in May 1990. Figgie Hobbin was first published in 1970 and has remained in print ever since. We are grateful to Macmillan for help in using this illustration.
The Phantom of the Opera
The Case of the Missing Teeth
Two appallingly funny books with text and pictures that are cleverly deplorable. Both fall into the multi-mega-groans to a page category. Working superbly as 'read-alones' with annotated cartoon-style drawings and as 'read-alouds' with excruciating puns, they're a fresh and innovative approach to children's reading material. Trialled by four 12-year-olds who devoured both one wet lunch-time with the eloquently pronounced evaluation of 'brilliant'. I agree.