Dixie O'Day and the Great Diamond Robbery

by

Shirley Hughes

Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

Reading Age: 7+

Interest level: 6+

by

Shirley Hughes

Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

Shirley Hughes has teamed up with her daughter, illustrator Clara Vulliamy, for this adorable series about canine driver Dixie O'Day and his good friend Percy. In this story, Dixie and Percy are off on holiday - but when fabulous popstar Peaches Miaow has her priceless diamond necklace stolen from the Hotel Splendide, it's up to the dashing duo to solve the mystery.

 

This gentle illustrated storybook is full of fun: with a short chapter for each day of the week, and lots of added extras, it makes perfect reading for newly-independent readers. The attractive spreads in a bold colour palette immediately catch the eye, and the compact, chunky format is ideal for small fingers to manage.

 

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers

About the authors

  • Shirley Hughes

    Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children, with beloved classics including the Alfie and Annie Rose stories, and Dogger. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to children's literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UK's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Hero on a Bicycle is her debut novel.

  • Clara Vulliamy

    Clara was born in Notting Hill, and studied at Chelsea School of Art, The Ruskin in Oxford, and The Royal Academy. She began her career by doing illustrations in newspapers and magazines, and started doing books for children when she had children of her own. Clara lives in Twickenham with her husband and two grown-up children.

    Clara Vulliamy with Shirley Hughes
    Clara Vulliamy with Shirley Hughes

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