The Aliens are Coming!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens are Coming!


Our favourite baker dogs are back solving another collection of weird and wonderful mysteries- and cooking up some tasty treats along the way. There are three new stories in this book, offering the perfect challenge for the newly independent reader.

In their first story, Shifty and Sam face an alien invasion… and end up creating an amazing flying saucer cake. In the second, our brave boys challenge the cheating ways of Red Rocket whilst enjoying themselves by the seaside. Their final adventure sees the return of an old enemy who is up to no good. But never fear, the boys find the purr-fect way of dealing with her!


Here at NSTBA HQ, we love Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam and were delighted to see a new book starring these two lovable pooches. Tracy’s charming stories are very engaging, offering rich use of language and plenty of humour. Excellent for guided reading, each story offers plenty to discuss and enjoy.


Steven’s pictures are an absolute delight. These stories are always lavishly illustrated and full of fabulous details. The little spider makes a number of appearances throughout- children love finding him almost as much as I do!

There’s nothing quite like a Shifty and Sam book to put a smile on your face. We have been massive fans of them - and their creators- since they won the Picture Book Category in our first awards! Let’s hope their adventures keep coming!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens are Coming

Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Steven Lenton

Nosy Crow ISBN: 978-1788001526

You can read out review of Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam here , The Missing Masterpiece here and The Spooky School here.