This is a tale about tails, a whole village of tails. Here are a few:
– Lion tail (belonging to the village dentist, Mr Dickens)
– Zebra tail (belonging to the village sandwich shop owner, Mrs Wrinklebottom)
– Mouse tail (belonging to the village vicar, Reverend Nightingale)
– And also a pig, gorilla, sheep, fly, penguin and hippopotamus tail for the village postman, butcher, milkman, orphanage headmistress and idiot
Penny did not have a tail. You see, when a mysterious travelling salesman called Mr Fitz came to the village of Sandwich selling his fabulous formula, Penny did not drink it. She also managed to stop Earl, the village idiot, from drinking it too. So when a dragon invaded the village, enslaved all the animal villagers and forced Penny and Earl to make it twenty lasagne’s every day (as they were they only villagers left with thumbs and fingers), they decided that they should do something about it.
This hilarious book, illustrated with over thirty pencil drawings, is quite possibly the silliest story ever told! If you enjoyed Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine or David Walliams’ The Beast of Buckingham Palace, you’ll love The Village Creatures.
Read the first three chapters here.