Betty Steady and the Toad Witch *Pre-order

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Betty Steady and the Toad Witch *Pre-order

Nicky Smith-Dale (author), Sarah Horne (illustrator)
  • This title is publishing on 25th April 2024
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A funny illustrated adventure for newly independent readers aged 5+

Younger readers will laugh out loud at this hilarious and magical debut

Packed with laugh-out-loud humour and madcap adventure, this brilliant debut by new author Nicky Smith-Dale is illustrated by one of our favourite children's illustrators, Sarah Horne. If you and your family enjoyed the crazy comedy of Mr Gum, then you will love this. Perfect for newly independent or reluctant readers.


At twelve years old Betty Steady stands tall and dazzling, and is the Guardian of Wobbly Rock – a faraway kingdom which she protects fearlessly ALL ON HER OWN. But then the Toad Witch literally cuts Betty down to size. Can Betty prevent disaster before the Toad Witch and her evil army launch a terrible attack on Wobbly Rock? And when will she learn that she doesn't have to do stuff ALL ON HER OWN any more?

Join us for fights and friendships! Lasagne-eating snails and slimy villains! Meet Betty and her crew: Figg the imp, Simon Anderson the stallion in tiger-print cycling shorts, Elle Emen O’Pea the trumpet-playing mouse in a bobble hat, and many, many more! Just jolly join us! HOT CROSS BUNS!

As a child Nicky Smith-Dale always had her head in the clouds. Later she pursued a career as a primary school teacher, greatly enjoying encouraging a new generation of creative minds. Now Nicky enjoys writing funny children’s books from her home in Winchester, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Number of pages: 176
Reading age guide: 5 to 8 years
Publication date: 25th April 2024
Publisher: Farshore
ISBN: 9780008600341
Format: Paperback

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