Penny Simms is pony mad and is more than a little upset when a flock of foul-smelling pony vampires are found at the equestrian boarding school that she attends. They have been sent by the wicked Devlipeds to disrupt an official health and safety inspection, which the school must pass or risk being closed down.
With the help of her intrepid friends, Penny does her best to rid the school of the unwelcome guests with hilarious and unexpected results.
Babette Cole is the award-winning author/illustrator behind such children's classics as Princess Smartypants and Doctor Dog. Her zany, lively artwork is instantly recognisable and she is a household name in the world of picture books. Babette lives in Dorset and is a keen horsewoman.
'Highly entertaining [and] a clever combination of genres . . . A jolly good read!'
'The fourth in a series of jaunty mysteries . . . Weird but fun'
'Babette Cole is a wickedly witty illustrator . . . She mixes magic with practical tips in a headlong rush of over the top plotting that somehow works even when it shouldn't'
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