Author(s): Kaye Umansky
Pongwiffy is a witch of very dirty habits. She also has a problem - the cave she has just moved into is filthy (although that's not the problem, Pongwiffy likes it like that) and has extremely noisy neighbours. The neighbours (not unsurprisingly, as the cave is in Goblin Territory), are Goblins, and as well as being very, very stupid, are very, very noisy. They are so noisy that Pongwiffy can bear it no more and enlists the help of her best friend, Witch Sharkadder, to find her somewhere else to live. Which is nearly the end of one very beautiful friendship A laugh-out-loud story that is witty and clever, enticingly mixed in with much sludge, slime and very bad habits.
UK sales of the Pongwiffy series stand at over 325,000 copies Quirky and fun illustrations throughout This Pongwiffy title and the complete backlist (the first 3 titles published this month, the next 3 to come in August) plus a brand new title Pongwiffy Back on Track have all been repackaged and reillustrated to reinvigorate this hugely popular series Author is very good at events, regularly appearing at schools, conferences and festivals
' brought roars of both delight and disgust an ebulliently uninhibited farce ' Guardian ' this will appeal to the delicious anarchy in children ' Prima ' jokey enough to persuade reluctant readers there is pleasure to be had from dipping into books' Guardian 'Young readers adore the jokes and the grubbiness' Daily Telegraph
Kaye Umansky was born in Plymouth, Devon. She went to Teacher Training College, after which she taught in London primary schools for twelve years, specializing in music and drama. She now lives in North London and writes full-time - or as full-time as she can get in between trips to Sainsbury's and looking after her husband (Mo), daughter (Ella) and her cats.