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Thimble Holiday Havoc

by Jon Blake

Illustrated by Martin Chatterton

£5.99 Order here

Published November 2017 

Part of our must-have Dragonfly Series for 7-10s 

Sequel to THIMBLE MONKEY SUPERSTAR, shortlisted for the Lollies 2017 and selected for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 and Toppsta Summer Reading Guide 2017

Shortlisted for the Sully Diversity Book Awards 2019

Jams lives with his mum, dad and his best friend Thimble, a hugely clever monkey who isn’t Dad’s biggest fan. (Don’t tell anyone what Thimble did with the superglue...) When Mum organises a house-swap holiday to France, what can possibly go wrong? Then Thimble, Jams and Dad find the keys to a speedboat, a drill and a makeshift burglar outfit...

'Hilarious! Another great book from a great author and illustrator team.' Tony Bradman

Read an extract.

Praise for Thimble Holiday Havoc:

'Written in short episodic chapters full of the off-the-wall, wacky humour that children just love. Witty one liners, plays on words, cringeworthy incidents, ludicrous situations and comical misunderstanding will have readers laughing out loud at the silliness of it all.' Carousel


Praise for Thimble Monkey Superstar:

‘Madcap humour, corny one-liners and ludicrous situations abound in this light-hearted chapter book… The illustrations are suitably wild and wacky and the short, snappy text make this an accessible and fast-paced adventure.’ BookTrust

‘It’s very funny and the text positively bristles with jokes and snappy one-liners, the butt of most of them being Jams’ hapless dad. Nicely divided into satisfying chapters and full of Martin Chatterton’s wonderful bug-eyed illustrations, this is easy and addictive reading.’ Andrea Reece, Lovereading4kids
'A charming & funny book' Toppsta review
'This book is a must' Toppsta review