Huxley and Flapjack: Race to the Rescue chapter book and activity pack

Huxley and Flapjack: Race to the Rescue chapter book and activity pack

Alan MacDonald and Francesca Gambatesa
  • Includes a signed bookplate and exclusive poster
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A fun full-colour illustrated adventure for younger readers aged 5+

Newly independent readers will love Huxley and Flapjack: Race to the Rescue by Alan MacDonald and Francesca Gambatesa, plus they'll have fun with the accompanying activity pack which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in January 2024.

We fell in love with Huxley and Flapjack the minute we met them, and so will you! Two lovable characters with big ideas and full of heart on a mission to stop a ruthless thief - but of course chaos ensues with hilarious consequences, all brilliantly depicted in full colour illustrations. Perfect for those ready to make the transition from picture books to early chapter books.
~Sarah

Meet Huxley, an irrepressible koala with BIG ideas, and his best friend, Flapjack, a rather jumpy penguin. Flapjack would rather stay at home, but for Huxley, each new day sparkles with possibility and the chance of adventure!

Huxley has some pocket money to spend, and where better to spend it than the grand opening of Jollygoods, a new department store in town. But after a mix up with a robber, Huxley is mistaken for a thief. Can Huxley - with a LOT of help from Flapjack - catch the real robber and still make it home in time for tea?

Alan MacDonald dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but when he won a pen in a writing competition his fate was sealed. Alan has written over eighty children’s books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards. Alan also writes for TV.

Francesca Gambatesa is an illustrator of children's books, animation designer and art director.

The activity pack includes book club-style questions to ponder, facts about department stores and a recipe for iced buns, alongside stickers, jokes and further reading recommendations. Discover your superhero name and superpower, design a skateboard and have fun with our koala craft project too!

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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We don't include any paperwork in our parcels so you can send our book gifts directly to the recipient with confidence.

We'll happily add a handwritten note to your order. Simply leave your message in the box on the cart page.

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

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You may also like to browse our greeting cards & gift wrap

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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