Collins Red Storybooks are longer, satisfying stories for confident young readers.
Illustrated by Mark Robertson
Crash went the drums. Flash went the lights. Puff came the green volcano. And up shot King Rat with that horrible voice . . .
Josh's first visit to the theatre is a night to remember but not because of the magic of seeing his sister acting and dancing in 'Dick Whittington'. It's the night Josh meets King Rat and only a red-and-white spotted handkerchief can help him overcome his fears. But then Josh finds out that even big sisters get frightened - not of actors dressed up in scary costumes, but of what might come down the chimney on a cold, dark night.