Horatio Happened

Things sizzled and fizzled

and splattered and scattered

and while Jack was sleeping

as if nothing mattered

something wonderful happened . . .

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Illustrated by Chris Riddell

"More wonderment from the UNESCO Award-winning team."

Publishing News, June 1998

HORATIO happened

under the bed . . .


A new life-form emerges from the mess under a boy's bed. His mother is not impressed. Family life as many of us know it here on earth.

By Kathryn Cave

If you read this aloud, children seem to like shouting "UNDER THE BED! " very

loud at the end of each page.

About Horatio Happened

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I write for children of all ages. I live in Hampstead, London, and I'm available

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