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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece

Tracey Corderoy
Nosy Crow Ltd
ISBN: 9780857639752

Having met Tracey Corderoy and Steve Lenton a couple of years ago during a school visit, I was very excited to receive the latest adventure in the Shifty series. This time, the detective dog duo have packed up their pans and are in Paris to bake a huge gingerbread tower for a fancy art gallery opening. But to their horror, the prize masterpiece has been stolen. Will Shifty and Sam be able to track down the thief and return the artwork before the opening?

Well of course they will and they manage to do so through the wonderful rhyming text and beautiful illustrations. The combination of text and picture really transport the reader to Paris and you feel immersed in the French culture - at times you cannot help but read the text with a French accent!

A really enjoyable read and a favourite amongst my class of year 1 children. This prompted them to not only pick out the rhyming words but also introduced many conversations around the city of Paris and French foods - which left us all feeling rather peckish by the end of the book. All in all, a great read.

Picture book / Ages 3+ / Reviewed by Kyle Matravers, teacher.


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