The Case of the Runaway Brain chapter book and activity pack

The Case of the Runaway Brain chapter book and activity pack

Nick Sheridan (author), David O'Connell (illustrator)
  • Includes a bookplate signed by the author
Regular price £11.00
  • UK shipping from £2.99 (Free on orders over £20)
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  • Recyclable packaging
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Fun illustrated mystery for younger readers aged 5+

Budding super sleuths will be gripped by The Case of the Runaway Brain by Nick Sheridan, plus an accompanying activity pack which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in March 2023.

“Sausage dogs, fake news and a gripping mystery - this book has it all! Plus it's brilliantly illustrated and has an important message about true friendship. Perfect for newly independent readers.

Riz, Olly and Drew don't have much in common, but they do know how to sniff out a good story. When they witness a strange sight at Madame Strang's Academy for Incredibly Irritating Children, they must use their skills of detection to unravel the mystery. Can this band of unlikely friends solve the case, or will Madame Strang and her sausage dog sidekick have other plans ... ones that involve brainwashing the town of Snoops Bay?

Originally from Wexford in Ireland, Nick Sheridan is an award-winning journalist and television presenter. He currently works for BBC News in Scotland and in his spare time runs, swims in Scottish lochs and loses pens.

The activity pack includes an exclusive signed book plate, book club-style questions to ponder, facts about mud and rocks and a recipe for Mississippi mud pie, alongside jokes and further reading recommendations. There's also a newspaper-related word puzzle to solve, a drawing activity and a sausage dog craft project to enjoy!

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 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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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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