Snapdragon loves words, indeed he devours then – literally no book is safe, not even this one. So when, one Tuesday, Snapdragon makes off with the ‘k’ and part of the ‘B’ of its title (making a rude word), poor Bookmouse (whose book this is) decides it’s time for action. He manages to get back the missing part of ‘B’ and with the help of his friends, finds and steals away hundreds of ‘O’s from the howls of the ghosts of the Woollywolves in Moonwood.
The following Tuesday when Snapdragon returns (he always comes on Tuesdays), Bookmouse lures him to the edge of the page where his friends extend the broken boo(k) into the largest and scariest of boooos! inducing Snapdragon to mend his ways (and words).
By playing with the size, layout and appearance of the text, Inkpen makes it a character, helping readers to explore and appreciate the structure of letters, words and sentences in a marvellously witty tale.