Frank and Bert: The One With the Missing Biscuits

Frank and Bert: The One With the Missing Biscuits

By Author / Illustrator

Chris Naylor-Ballesteros


Friends and family

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Nosy Crow Ltd




Paperback / softback




The hilarious fox and bear double act from bestseller Chris Naylor-Ballesteros is back and better than ever in a third adventure in the Nottingham Children's Book Award winning series!

Frank and Bert are off for a picnic in the countryside. And Bert has brought a delicious surprise! But when he falls asleep, Frank can't resist taking a peek . . . WOW! Bert has made Frank's FAVOURITE biscuits! Surely, he won't mind if Frank eats one . . . or two . . . or three . . .

This big-hearted story about friendship and forgiveness is guaranteed to get children giggling!



Frank and Bert are best friends who love going on picnics together. However, picnics are not without possible perils - rain, wasps and even scary squirrels - but Frank is convinced that today's picnic is going to be perfect, particularly as Bert has a big box with a surprise in it! When Bert falls asleep, Frank can't resist taking a peek inside the box and sees that Frank has made his favourite biscuits. Confident Bert won't mind if he tries one, Frank eats first one, then two…until he realises every last biscuit has gone. How will he explain this to Bert?

Full of humour and heart, the Frank and Bert stories explore the joys of friendship - and the foibles we all share! In this story, Frank is faced with the dilemma of explaining the missing biscuits to Bert - should he tell the truth or concoct an elaborate story involving ten scary squirrels? Their friendship is so strong that Frank can't bear to continue the lie and admits what he has done. Bert's instant response is to forgive and the story offers plenty to discuss and think about.

These adorable characters are so easy to identify with and the ending is just perfect - classic Frank and Bert - making the book sure to become a firm favourite. The illustrations are just wonderful! There is so much for children to 'read' in the pictures as Frank and Bert experience a whole range of emotions, but my favourite spread by far is the one of the two friends sharing a hug as Bert forgives Frank! They are the perfect double act and I hope there are many more stories about them to come. 

Picture book / Reviewed by Sue Wilsher, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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