Stories Aloud
Publication date: 07 Oct 2021
ISBN: 9781788007764
Size: 298 x 237 mm
Length: 32 pages

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa’s Stolen Sleigh


Adventure awaits Shifty and Sam in this action-packed Christmas picture book – with shiny foil on the cover!

Shifty and Sam are off to Lapland to bake a festive feast for Santa and his elves. But there’s a Christmas crisis – the elves are unwell and can’t finish the toys! Does mysterious stranger and gadget queen, Flo Frost, really want to help? Or could she have her eyes on the most magical gadget of all . . . Santa’s flying sleigh?! It’s up to Shifty and Sam to race across the snowy slopes and save Christmas for everyone!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam is a hugely successful, action-packed series about two baker-dogs who used to be robbers, but now solve mysteries and sniff out crimes!

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.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free “Stories Aloud” audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

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

Have you read Shifty and Sam’s two-colour early readers?

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells!

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!

Stories Aloud

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“Jaunty seasonal fun with jolly illustrations.”

“The illustrations seem to leap off the page and take you right into the thick of the action.”


“With Corderoy’s trademark warmth, wit and charm radiating from every page, Lenton’s busy, bold and fun-filled illustrations and an eye-catching, gold-foiled cover, this is the perfect Christmas morning stocking-filler.”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“The whole thing is a delight from start to finish.”

North Somerset Teachers Book Award

“This festive treat might be our favourite in the series yet!”

-Fiona Eaton, Mini Travellers (blog)

“Everyone’s favourite former outlaws are back with more chaotic canine capers.”

-Ciara O’Hara, The Westmeath Examiner

“With plenty of mayhem and mix-ups, this splendid festive treat for reading aloud will delight both children and adult sharers.”

-Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub (blog)

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