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Alley Cat Rally

Written by Ricky Trickartt

Illustrated by Ricky Trickartt

Early Years Key Stage 1 Adventure Stories Animal Stories Fiction PSHE Titles

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Shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2022

Notes from The Klaus Flugge Judges; Asta the ginger cat reengineers the family washing machine into a racing car and signs on for the big cat auto race. She’s determined to show the other racers she’s no slow-poke but winning, well, that would be a dream come true. The judges loved the fizz and fun of Asta’s world and the clever details. Ricky Trickartt controls the pace of the story superbly and children will relish it.


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Alley Cat Rally Synopsis

Asta the cat is on a mission: to be the greatest racer her neighbourhood has ever seen. She needs to show those alley cats who the real slow pokes are! And what better opportunity than the Kibble Hill Rally?

Using a bit of ingenuity and a washing machine, Asta's ready to take on the other racers, but can she compete with Marvin's souped-up shopping basket or Anton's sleek sportscar and win the race?

Buckle up for this lively tale from Ricky Trickartt about the importance of getting stuck in, even when your dreams might feel out of reach.

Alley Cat Rally Press Reviews

'Packed with fun characters, stylish illustrations - a great story for both day and night!' - Telling Tales Shop

'Any cat lovers will be on board with Asta and Alley Cat Rally from the first page because of Trickartt's stunning graphic art and the super cute cats that prowl this book's purrrfect pages.' - BookTrust

'It has been months since we returned this to our library, but my toddler still remembers Asta the Alley Cat from this book. That is how much the story must have impressed on him!' - Readastorybook on Instagram

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838740306
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Author: Ricky Trickartt
Illustrator: Ricky Trickartt
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Adventure Stories, Animal Stories, Fiction PSHE Titles

About Ricky Trickartt

Ricky Trickartt is a graphic artist who can barely contain his creativity. Over the past 15 years, he has developed and delivered hundreds of unique record covers and packaging designs. Ricky has created artwork for clients like BBC Radio 1 and Red Bull, and directs the visual output of the renowned independent electronic music label Hospital Records.

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