CARL SCORPION IS COMING! HE IS MEAN! HE IS HORRIBLE! HE CALLS EVERYONE ‘BRATS’!…BUT WHAT DOES HE WANT? The adventures of Brian Brackbrick and George Bum continue! Brian Brackbrick is ten years old, and the one-hundred and thirty-eighth cleverest person in the whole world. With the help of his best friend, George Bum, Brian Brackbrick has saved the town from the hat-based schemes of Harry Hatman and rescued Old Mr. Hatston. But who is the terrible Mr. Carl Scorpion, and why is Frankie Featherface so afraid of him? What are Carl Scorpion’s plans for the pet shop? Why does he smell of old cheesy socks? Does he really hate puppies? (…and where does he get those t-shirts?) Join Brian Brackbrick and his best friend George Bum, as they search for the answers and contend with scorpions, cupcakes, smelly plants and an eight-legged stowaway! Will they get any closer to finding out the true identity of the mysterious villain Mr. Sparker? This is the third book in an exciting new series for children from author GR Dix, who invites you to jump into the world of Brian Brackbrick and stay for fun, silliness, hats, cakes, books and mysteries!