‘Suddenly the most awful thing happened. Something tightened around Harry’s middle! He almost jumped into the air with fright...’
When Harry the poisonous centipede’s best friend, George, goes missing, Harry goes to find him. But dangerous things lurk outside his nest-tunnel, like flying swoopers, belly crawlers, furry biters and – most terrifying of all – Hoo-Mins!
Plop the baby Barn Owl is afraid of the dark. He’s sure dark is nasty! Then Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark, and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. Is Plop a night bird after all?
Filled with gentle humour and comfort, this classic of children’s literature is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.
‘a tiny gem’ – Imogen Russell Williams, the Guardian
In an new lovely edition to treasue, this book is part of the Egmont Classics series and contains special bonus material at the back.