The Troll family live in suburbia, participating in local life whilst rather bemused by it. Never having been on ‘holidays’ and mistrustful of the ‘Trouble Agent’ who, curiously, expects them to pay for one, they gatecrash their neighbours’, the Priddles, caravan holiday. Confusion ensues as the trolls unwittingly frighten off other holidaymakers, who mistake them for the sheep-eating ‘beast’ rumoured to be roaming in the vicinity, until youngsters Ulrik Troll and Warren Priddle eventually solve the mystery of who is actually rustling the sheep.
Much is made of the trolls’ misunderstanding of English, gentle humour being poked both at them and at the niceties of English politesse.
Let down by a weak ending, this is nevertheless an appealing and funny read, with suitably murky ink-and-wash illustrations. Part of the ‘Troll Trouble’ series.