Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

Steven Lenton / Children's

Book cover

UK Publisher

Nosy Crow

US Publisher

Candlewick Press

Date Published

May 2nd, 2013



Dramatic Rights


Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who decide on a career-change after one bungled burglary too many.

Tracey Corderoy’s accomplished rhyme trips off the tongue and makes the message that honesty is the best policy as light and fluffy as a Masterchef’s soufflé! This funny, quirky story, deliciously dished up by debut artist, Steven Lenton, is full of depth of detail and colour, which little ones will pore over time and time again – and the two robber dogs are adorable comic characters! A real treat – especially for dog-lovers everywhere – young and old.


The rhyming couplets demand enthusiastic participation, and the illustrations are as light and fluffy as a good sponge… Slips down a treat.

- The Times (Children's Book of the Week May 2013)

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