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The Creakers

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When they are in the Woleb, the grown-ups behave like children. Can you use this idea for a story of your own?

Just like The Christmasaurus, this novel is a fun and entertaining children's novel that is sure to make many kids all over the world peek under their beds in search for the Creakers themselves. Lucy reminds me a lot of myself when I was that age, although I do believe she's a tad bit braver than me, and the side characters that also show up are equally entertaining. I did laugh out loud when two kids named Buzz and Buddy had taken their dad's car out for a drive (if you didn't know, Buzz and Buddy are Tom Fletcher's kids... and now you know what he suspects they would do if him and his wife ever disappeared) - and you'll also, briefly, meet the kids from The Christmasaurus, so the stories seem to be set in the same universe. Sort of. Before starting the story, talk about who or what ‘Creakers’ are. Where do they live? What do they look like? What do they do? Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Creakers: The Musical Edition, by Tom Fletcher. This new edition is read by Tom Fletcher and Samantha Bond with original songs by Tom Fletcher. The music is performed by Tom Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher and Chapter 13.

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The Christmasaurus is currently being developed by The Greatest Showman director Michael Gracey into an animated, feature-length movie with original songs written by Tom. If you ever doubted that dinosaurs and Christmas would work well together, read this book. It is bursting with loveable characters, fast-paced adventure and, of course, Christmas spirit.

Lucy is responsible and all of the children look to her for support when the grown-ups disappear. What does it mean to be responsible? What are you responsible for? How do our responsibilities change as we get older? This mischievous moth lives in dark attics, wardrobes and carpets in homes around the UK – its larvae eat the keratin found in natural fibres such as wool and silk. Yum! They love warmth, and find sweat and food stains extra tasty – so turn radiators off in empty rooms and wash your clothes!This is fun at first, but when children are free to run wild someone needs to step up, an unlikely hero and thats when Lucy discovers the Creakers under her bed. I did feel that it was a bit odd that only Lucy and her friend Norman seemed to be responsible kids. I'm quite sure there would be others as well - and it would have been interesting to see their take on how to solve the problem. I also would have liked a bit more mystery regarding Lucy's father. I felt like I solved that way too soon - but that might be because I'm an adult and, well, this is a children's story. s Nachts ziet Lucy 4 paar ogen in haar kamer. Dit zijn de Knerpers! Ze zijn een beetje raar, maar ook wel weer heel leuk! Ontdek het zelf in dit prachtige verhaal.

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