The Pinchers and the Diamond Heist chapter book and activity pack

The Pinchers and the Diamond Heist chapter book and activity pack

Anders Sparring & Per Gustavsson
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A quirky and fun illustrated early chapter book for readers aged 5+

Meet the Pinchers, a big-hearted family of goofy criminals, in The Pinchers and the Diamond Heist by Anders Sparring and Per Gustavsson, plus have fun with the accompanying activity pack which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in April 2024.

“We love this quirky, witty illustrated tale which has been translated from Swedish and published by one of our favourite independent children's publishers, Gecko Press. The Pinchers and the Diamond Heist is both thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny, with a brilliant cast of quirky characters.

Theo is good at most things. He can almost count to a thousand, knows several French words and can operate the washing machine. But he can't lie or steal.

“You must try harder,” says his mother sternly.

The Pincher family love to steal things. It’s what they are born for! When his parents leave to visit the diamond exhibition, Theo's heart sinks. After breaking Grandma out of prison (his little sister needs someone to read her bedtime story), Theo sees no alternative but to stop his parents stealing the diamond. His shout of “Stop! Police!” brings them only delight - Theo's lie has shown he is a true Pincher.

Anders Sparring writes children’s books and is a screenwriter for many popular television shows. He is also a stand-up comedian.

Per Gustavsson is an illustrator and author living in Stockholm, Sweden. His bestselling books are translated to several languages.

Translated from the Swedish edition by Julia Marshall.

The activity pack includes book club-style questions to ponder, facts about diamonds, and a recipe for delicious sugar cookies, alongside stickers, jokes and further reading recommendations. Solve our logic puzzle, design a pair of socks and have fun with fingerprints!

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday.

  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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This pack is also available as part of a gift set:

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Parakeet reading group, aged roughly 5 to 8, who are emerging or newly independent readers. Many in this group prefer to listen to the books being read aloud by an adult.

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