Lightning Strikes Twice

Two warm and funny stories in one book.

Lightning Fred

Digby is determined to win a race at sports day but everyone knows he’s the slowest runner in the school. What they don’t know is that Digby has a tortoise called Fred, the fastest tortoise in the world. Can he help Digby win the race?


When Joanna finds a large black dog lying unconscious in the road, she doesn’t realise what chaos he is going to cause at home. Everything turns topsy-turvy when Yob’s around – and when a burglar breaks in at dead of night, he gets a nasty surprise.

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