Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam

Steven Lenton / Children's

Book cover

UK Publisher

Nosy Crow

US Publisher

Candlewick Press

Date Published

May 2nd, 2013


FLTRP (Chinese)
Candlewick (USA)
Acair Ltd (Scotland)German

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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