The Shrimp

Winner: Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 2001 Gold Award (6-8 years category)

Ben spends the holidays with his nose in the sand and bottom in the air. It’s not because he’s shy – though some of his classmates do call him the Shrimp. It’s because he’s got a great idea for his wildlife project.

A competition is on! The class projects are going to be judged by a famous TV wildlife presenter, and the prize is irresistible. Ben would love to win it, but others have their eyes on the prize too…


“A very readable and likeable story” (The School Librarian)

“This is a well observed story about the growing confidence of a young boy” (Carousel)