Gloriously anarchic, properly funny and highly illustrated with dynamic black-and-white art, this is a quirky delight for children – and their parents, too. ― The Bookseller
Funny, anarchic, original and gloriously silly. — Richard Osman
This book made my face hurt! Relentlessly funny. — Rob Biddulph
Like Watership Down, but funny. You’ll laugh hysterically on every page. — Caitlin Moran
Fantastic — Lauren Laverne
Fizzes with mad energy. Brilliantly addictive. — Phil Earle, author of When the Sky Falls
Pure genius! — Louie Stowell
Made us laugh out loud — Jim Smith, author of Barry Loser
You’re in for a treat! — Selom Sunu, illustrator of Look Both Ways
Utterly HILARIOUS — Sophy Henn, author-illustrator of Pizazz
I want to be friends with Ted and Willow! — Eliza, age 7
The funniest book ever! I loved it! — Georgie, age 9
From the Back Cover
Perfect for fans of Mr Gum and The Animals of Farthing Wood, this hilarious, irreverent series from picture book superstar Nadia Shireen follows two urban foxes who escape to the wonderfully weird forest of Grimwood! ‘Funny, anarchic, original and gloriously silly.’ ― Richard Osman ‘Ted and Nancy are my favourite funny foxes EVER.’ ― Liz Pichon, author of Tom Gates ‘I CACKLED ALOUD on practically every page. Comic gold, tinged with such tenderness.’ ― Kiran Millwood Hargrave ‘Grimwood is like Winnie-the-Pooh written by the Pythons, and so madly inventive and funny I was howling with laughter by the third page. This is about to become a fundamental part of 21st century childhood’ ― Caitlin Moran Laugh your head off with this fully-illustrated new series from award-winning Nadia Shireen. Perfect for readers age 7 to 107, fans of Dog Man, Roald Dahl, Mr Gum and David Walliams, and anyone who loves to laugh. Fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy are on the run from Princess Buttons, the scariest street cat in the Big City. They flee for Grimwood, expecting to find refuge in the peaceful countryside. Instead, they are met with thieving eagles, dramatic ducks, riotous rabbits and a whole host of unusual characters. Grimwood is … weird. But when Princess Buttons tracks them down, Nancy and Ted and the animals of Grimwood must unite in a mind-bending race against time … This memorable, distinctive and warm-hearted comedy series will have kids begging to read more. And don’t miss Grimwood: Five Freakishly Funny Fables — a special Grimwood World Book Day adventure for only £1. Available now! Nadia Shireen has won awards for her picture books including the UKLA Book Award for Good Little Wolf, and her latest, Barbara Throws a Wobbler, has been described as a ‘little doorway of joy’ by Caitlin Moran. She’s also been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and has been Writer-Illustrator in Residence for BookTrust. Grimwood is her first series for older readers.
About the Author
Nadia Shireen has been described as one of the ‘best and brightest picture book creators working in Britain today.’ (The Observer.) Her debut picture book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Other books include The Bumblebear, which was distributed to over 700,000 children as part of Booktrust’s Time To Read campaign, as well as Billy and the Beast and Billy and the Dragon. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and has been Writer-Illustrator in Residence for BookTrust. Her first book in the Grimwood series was published in 2021, with the second due to be released in 2022. She lives in London.