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Two Terrible Vikings

Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Steve May

This viking duo will give Horrid Henry a run for his money!

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This viking duo will give Horrid Henry a run for his money!

What if your parents WANTED you to behave badly?

Set in the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, the terrible twins, Hack and Whack, are proud to be the best worst vikings. Nothing stops the marauding pair as they steal boats, loot a birthday party, track a troll and sail off to raid Bad Island with their friends Twisty Pants and Dirty Ulf.

Well, almost nothing . . .

With whip-smart dialogue, and accompanied by Dennis the Menace style anarchic cartoon imagery, this series is as sharp, funny and compelling as you would expect from the reigning Queen of Comedy.

As joyously anarchic as Horrid Henry . . . will have your children laughing out loud.‘ Cressida Cowell

A treat for kids. A wonderfully absurd, anarchic romp.‘ Sarah McIntyre

Critic Reviews

As joyously anarchic as Horrid Henry himself, these two little boy and girl Vikings will have your children laughing out loud.

Cressida Cowell
Critic Reviews

Viking twins Hack and Whack make me thank Thor and Odin and the whole Norse pantheon that I don't have to play with them in real life! A treat for kids who wonder what could happen if they broke every possible rule, but so ridiculous that they'll forget to try because they're laughing too hard. Steve May's illustrations burst with wild energy; I genuinely guffawed at his drawing of a pin-the-tail-on-the-ogre game. A wonderfully absurd, anarchic romp.

Sarah McIntyre
Critic Reviews

Hack and Whack are truly terrible and their madcap adventures are fast, furious and always hilariously funny

Critic Reviews

Spaced words in a clear and simple typeface, and energetic caricatures by Steve May make this comic romp suitable for early readers

The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week
Critic Reviews

Plenty of anarchic japes... Simon deploys her familiarly slick comedy to relate the mishaps of the Viking twins Hack and Whack

The Daily Telegraph
Critic Reviews

Two Terrible Vikings delights in overturning social mores. Simon has a well-tuned ear for child-friendly jokes... With hints of A A Milne and Cressida Cowell, this book will be immensely appealing to children of five and up

Literary Review

Francesca Simon is universally known for the staggeringly popular Horrid Henry series. These books and CDs have sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone and are published in 27 countries. Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowmanwon the Children’s Book of the the Year award in 2008 at the British Book Awards. She is also the author of Costa-shortlisted…

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