Signature Series

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Or directly from Clean Slate Press: Signatures Set 1, Signatures Set 2

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Mike Cool-as-You-Like: In Business

Grandfather thinks Mike is the cat's pyjamas, so he gives Mike a pet shop to run. The parrots answer the phones and the dogs have to be kept away from the Dog Biscuit Domino Competition. But will the villainous Dogbreath Dan spoil Mike's fun?

Mike's in business!

Read how Mike Cool-as-You-Like runs his grandfather's radio station, takes a new approach to the airport, and soups up the supermarket.

Signatures Age 10-11
Madcap Mike plays sport overseas; looks for new recipes; takes a suitcase to Ireland and works as a handyman.
Mike Cool-as-You-Like: Around the World

Grandfather is tired of eating peanut and spaghetti omelettes, so he asks Mike to travel the world to taste test new dishes. Mike eats deep-fried insects in Asia, pig's trotters in Europe, and crocodile in Africa. What will Grandfather like best?

Mike trots the globe!

Read how Mike Cool-as-You-Like spends (and takes) time in Ireland, tries sumo wrestling in Japan, and plugs the leak in Venice.

Signatures Age 10-11
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Mike Cool-as-You-Like: In Action

Grandfather says Mike has "Star" written all over him, so he sends Mike into space to clean up the space junk. But there's so much up there, from a golf ball on the moon to a toothbrush (useful for scrubbing satellites), that there's no time for a detour to the Chocolate Milky Way...

Mike's in action!

Read how Mike Cool-as-You-Like organises a Backyard Olympics, creates a video game for serious adults, and tries some extreme sports.

Signatures Age 10-11
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Mike Cool-as-You-Like: Out and About

Grandfather asks Mike to save his caving business from going under. So Mike and his crew of dirty kids clean the stalagmites, make sure everyone can see creepy-crawlies up close, and provide glow-worms for their night lights. Then they take on Lazy Len and his giant black salamander...

Mike's out and about!

Read how Mike Cool-as-You-Like takes part in Winter Games, travels to an active volcano, and saves the whales.

Signatures Age 10-11
mike-cool-as-you-like-on-track Mike Cool-as-You-Like: On Track

Grandfather says Mike's making tracks, so he asks him to design a new transport station. Mike gets his skates on! On Mike's trains, jugglers and clowns on unicycles entertain the kids. On Mike's buses, passengers are given their own steering wheels and horns that sound like a burp...

Mike's on track!

Read how Mike Cool-as-You-Like builds a roller-coaster in a shopping mall, gets the library going, and puts "cool" into "school".

Signatures Age 10-11
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William's Wheel of Sport: Basketball

William spins his Wheel of Sport, and up comes Basketball, which means a basketball competition at school. It's William's team against Scott Porridge's team. Scott cheats, as usual, but William has a great incentive to find the hoop with the last penalty throw.

Signatures Age 9-10 years
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William's Wheel of Sport: Athletics

William spins his Wheel of Sport, and up comes Athletics, which means an athletics competition at school. It's William's team against Scott Porridge's team. Scott cheats, as usual, but William has a great incentive to run the fastest race of his life.

Signatures Age 9-10 years
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William's Wheel of Sport: Soccer

William spins his Wheel of Sport, and up comes Soccer, which means a football competition at school. It's William's team against Scott Porridge's team. Scott cheats, as usual, but William goes into goal to defend the penalty which will decide the game.

Signatures Age 9-10 years
jones-mob-magic-carwashThe Jones Mob: The Magic Car Wash

In the car wash Vance Jones hits the Surprise Me button, and the three Jones boys have a weird ride through a magical land.

Signatures Age 8-9
jones-mob-runawaylandThe Jones Mob: Runawayland

Andy Jones wants to run away from home, and finds himself in Runaway Land, where the children can do anything they like except for calling home.

Signatures Age 8-9
jones-mob-andy-jones-fmThe Jones Mob: Andy Jones FM

Andy each night listens to his favourite radio station until he realises that it's broadcasting directly to the students in his class, and paid for by their mothers. So now it's time to start manipulating the messages.

Signatures Age 8-9