Carrot Top













Orchard, UK

Orchard, Australia

Collins, UK

Collins, Australia


Everyone teases Melinda about her ginger hair. Sometimes she even cries about it – but at least she makes plenty of new friends, of all ages, simply because her hair is so striking! And, whether she’s playing street games, helping her dad with the wallpapering, or celebrating her birthday in a most unexpected way, every day has a new interest or excitement for bright, bubbly Melinda. With their warmhearted family relationships, colourful characters and crisp realistic dialogue, the eight stories in this collection capture all the hurly-burly of city street life. Nigel Gray’s writing has a special freshness and zest, making this an ideal book for parents to share with their children and for beginning readers.


Zestful, true-to-life stories, ideal for reading aloud. Junior Bookshelf


Nigel Gray has a good ear for dialogue and for everyday situations and has written a book that would be enjoyed by any experienced reader from seven upwards. Books for Keeps