Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!

Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Steven Lenton
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The detective dogs are back for a swashbuckling pirate adventure!

Shifty and Sam have swapped their life of crime for a career in cupcakes. But when they're asked to bake for a pirate party, they find themselves caught up in the middle of a robbery. Uh-oh! Captain Sharpwhiskers and his criminal crew have stolen Captain Chucklebeard's treasure! Can Shifty and Sam catch those BAD pirates and bring back the loot? Find out in this hilarious, rhyming picture book adventure!

Tracey Corderoy is a multi-award-winning author and has written over 70 books for children including collaborations with Rosalind Beardshaw and Sarah Massini.

Steven Lenton has created many books with Tracey Corderoy and also illustrates books by David Baddiel, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Peter Bently. His books have won awards such as the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and have been selected for the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year and Tom Fletcher Book Club.

Read all the Shifty and Sam picture book adventures: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar Shifty, McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa's Stolen Sleigh

Have you read Shifty and Sam's two-colour early readers? Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells! and Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Spooky School Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens Are Coming!

Author bio:

Tracey Corderoy (Author)
Tracey grew up in South Wales, on a council estate firmly sandwiched between the steel and chemical works.
She's a trained teacher, but now writes full-time in an old damp cottage in a valley in the woods. A multi award-winning author, her first book was published in 2010, and in October 2021, her 72nd.
Her passion for nosing into other people's 'stories' began in early childhood, thanks to an ancient set of encyclopaedias and a Ladybird copy of Cinderella.
Then one special teacher and many great librarians fed Tracey more and more books. Between their pages real magic started to happen. Impossible became plausible. Characters became friends. Boundaries became gates as slowly her world opened up. Books made her laugh, and cry, and think.
They made her feel that maybe she could do things...

Steven Lenton (Illustrator)
Steven hails from Cheshire and now works from his studio in Brighton, creating an array of charming characters for his books.

Best known for illustrating Shifty McGifty series, written by Tracey Corderoy, he has illustrated many lovely books and wrote his first picture book with Nosy Crow, Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights.

Steven also loves to visit schools, festivals and bookshops, encouraging and inspiring his audience to draw, giggle and create! He is also a children's book blogger - just search for his name on YouTube. More information about him and his work can be found at

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781839945816
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Pub Date: August 2022
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 3 - 5
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational