Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (often nicknamed Grizzly Tales) is the generic trademarked title for a series of award-winning children's books by British author Jamie Rix which were later adapted into an animated television series of the same name produced for ITV. Known for its surreal black comedy and horror, the franchise was immensely popular with children and adults, and the cartoon became one of the most-watched programmes on CITV in the 2000s; a reboot of the cartoon series was produced for Nickelodeon UK and NickToons UK in 2011 with 26 episodes (split into 2 series) with the added tagline of Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam!. The first four books in the series were published between 1990 and 2001 by a variety of publishers (such as Hodder Children's Books, Puffin, and Scholastic) and have since gone out of print but are available as audio adaptations through Audible and iTunes. The ITV cartoon was produced by Honeycomb Animation and aired between 2000 and 2006 with 6 series; reruns aired on the Nickelodeon channels along with the 2011 series.
|Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids|
|Created by||Jamie Rix|
|Original work||Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids by Jamie Rix (1990)|
|Films and television|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
Each book in the franchise contained several cautionary tales about children of many ages and the consequences of their antisocial actions. Due to how far-fetched and fantastical the stories could become, it is up to the reader whether they found the series frightening or amusing, but the franchise is usually categorised as children's horror. When the series was adapted for the CITV/Nickelodeon cartoons, the book chapters became ten-minute episodes that were narrated by comic actor Nigel Planer, and created by Honeycomb Animation, with author Rix as co-director.
The franchise received critical acclaim, noted by the themes of horror surrealism and adult paranoia blended with common children's book absurdity. The Daily Telegraph said of the CITV cartoon, "Mix Dahl with Belloc and you can anticipate with glee these animated tales of Jamie Rix. Even William Brown's antics pale..." and The Sunday Times wrote: "They are superior morality stories and Nigel Planer reads them with a delight that borders on the fiendish."
The Grizzly Tales series features short stories about cautionary tales and imitates an episodic anthology horror (similar to The Twilight Zone or Tales from the Darkside) with each book chapter a different short story. The typical structure would be a brief glance at a main character's typical day in their life, followed by a change in their routine (e.g. a new possession comes their way or a decision made by them/a supporting character) which eventually goes wrong in a hoisted with their own petard way, with the story ending with the main character either being killed, mutilated, involuntarily shapeshifting, or kidnapped by something/someone supernatural. They usually star children whose misbehaviour (laziness, greediness, vanity, lying, etc.) is failed to be reined in by their parents or guardians, who vary from encouraging it, ignoring it, failing to be firm with their punishments, or do nothing because they are used to being submissive (and are sometimes the victims of their child's abuse). There are exceptions, however, as some stories are about adults, or set in the past, or are pastiches.
|Illustrator||Bobbie Spargo, Ross Collins, Steven Pattison|
|Cover artist||Bobbie Spargo, Ross Collins, Honeycomb Animation, Sue Heap, Steven Pattison|
|Genre||Children's horror, black comedy|
|Publisher||André Deutsch, Orion, Scholastic UK, Puffin Books, Hatchette, Hodder|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback), Audiobook (cassette, CD & MP3), E-book|
|No. of books||13|
The first story Rix ever created was The Spaghetti Man, after using this new cautionary tale as a white lie to his first son. It was about a little boy who refused to behave at the kitchen table and is kidnapped by an invisible force, that takes him to a factory to turn him into lasagne. Rix took note of how the lie had made his four-year-old eat every meal without hesitations, which would inspire a series that could scare children into behaving themselves. The story of the Spaghetti Man would be included in the franchise debut's Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, which was published in 1990 by André Deutsch's eponymous publishing house. Its popularity led to three sequels: Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids (1992), Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids (1996), and More Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (2001); the latter book was released as the first cartoon aired on CITV. Possibly due to the franchise gaining popularity, the first four books have been re-released numerous times amongst Puffin and Orion. A variety of illustrators designed the front covers, but the success of the CITV cartoon led to the front covers being redesigned by Honeycomb Productions to look like screencaps of the cartoon characters. After an unspecified number of years, the books went out of print.
Six years later, Rix created a new series for the franchise, now named Grizzly Tales: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam!; eight books were published between 2007 and 2008, the ninth a compilation full of 12 previously-published stories from the first and second in the brand. This series borrowed heavily from the CITV cartoon's format by imitating its framing device style of a character telling the stories to the audience, whereas the previous book series was only a collection of short stories. This new character was The Night Night Porter, a creepy owner of a hotel (named The Hot Hell Darkness) that used vague anecdotes and proverbs to show the reader how they would relate to the stories he was about to tell, and would open his check-in book where the stories have been placed. After telling the stories, he would punish the misbehaving kids to spend eternity in one of his hotel rooms.
Locations of stories varied. Some took place in fictionalised versions of English towns (e.g. Colchester) and others did not (Saucy by Sea). Not all took place in the country of the franchise's origin: "It's Only a Game, Sport!" was set in Australia, for example. "The Chipper Chums Go Scrumping" is a pastiche of the works of Enid Blyton and is set in the Kentish countryside in 1952.
Naming conventions highlighted the humour. The Independent on Sunday pointed out, "Jamie Rix’s splendidly nasty short stories can be genuinely scary, but as the protagonists are obnoxious brats with names like Peregrine and Tristram, you may find yourself cheering as they meet their sticky ends." Some of the characters' surnames implied their roles in the story (Mr. and Mrs. Frightfully-Busy were workaholics, Johnny Bullneck is an aggressive school bully, and Serena Slurp is greedy) whereas the more ridiculous the family name is, the more unpleasant they are in the story: Fedora Funkelfink the con artist; and the upper-middle-class Crumpdump family, who trophy hunt to impress their spoilt children. "Knock Down Ginger", meanwhile, is set in a fictional town called Nimby, a notorious home for middle-class snobs. Some of the punishments that the horrible characters have are based on puns: loud-mouthed Dolores from "Silence is Golden" is taken to an alchemist and is turned into a gold statue; "Kiss and Make Up" was a double meaning title about a girl who used make up to look prettier so that she could have her first kiss with a handsome boy in her school. Other titles are pop-culture references ("Fatal Attraction", "The Big Sleep", "The Barber of Civil", "Monty's Python", etc.).
Story issues and morals were relatable to the reader (particularly the parents that would be reading to their children), such as television addiction, sibling rivalry, trying to fit in with their friends, personal hygiene, refusing to eat their dinner, punctuality, but others are about theft and deforestation, as well as an implied anti hunting message in "An Elephant Never Forgets". Supernatural characters varied from witch doctors (Doctor Moribundus, The Barber of Civil), poltergeists (The Spaghetti Man), to snake-oil salesmen. There were also fairies, talking animals, aliens, inanimate objects coming to life (such as drawings), and witches, as well as cursed objects, and absurd occurrences (such as piglets travelling across the countryside disguised as a man); other villains, like Farmer Tregowan, were regular people with extremely violent methods of punishment. Children could be shapeshifted, eaten alive, kidnapped, or turned into food. Due to many of the parents' child neglect and lack of discipline, many of the outcomes of their children's stories do not appear to affect their lives. Some of the workaholic parents are too busy to notice that their child has either been maimed or has disappeared and others are implied to be such insignificance in their children's lives that they do not appear as characters in the story. Meanwhile, happy (or bittersweet) endings were about the character learning from their bad behaviour and turning their lives around before things got worse.
|No.||Title||Date of publication||No. of pages||Publisher||Notes||Original ISBN||Other ISBN||Ref.|
|1||Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids||17 May 1990||112||André Deutsch Limited||Out of print by 2010||ISBN 9780233985312|
|2||Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids||14 February 1992||144||ISBN 9780590540049|
|3||Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids||8 April 1996||224||Hodder Children's Books||ISBN 978-0340667354||ISBN 978-0340640951|
|4||More Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids||19 January 2001||304||Scholastic||ISBN 9780439998185||n/a|||
|5||Nasty Little Beasts||5 April 2007||128||Orion Children's Books||ISBN 978-1842555491|
|6||Gruesome Grown Ups||5 April 2007||128||ISBN 978-1842555507||[a]|
|7||The "Me!" Monsters||5 July 2007||128||ISBN 978-1842555514||[a]|
|8||Freaks of Nature||5 July 2007||128||ISBN 978-1842555521|||
|9||Terror Time Toys||7 February 2008||128||ISBN 978-1842555538|||
|10||Blubbers and Sickers||7 February 2008||128||ISBN 978-1842555545|||
|11||The Gnaughty Gnomes of "NO!"||1 July 2008||128||ISBN 978-1842556474|||
|12||Superzeroes||1 July 2008||128||ISBN 978-1842556481|||
|13||A Grizzly Dozen||4 June 2009||256||ISBN 978-1444000122|||
Between 2000 and 2012, two animated adaptations were made for CITV and NickToons. Both were produced and animated by Honeycomb Animation as well as Rix's own television company Elephant (later renamed Little Brother). Producing partner Nigel Planer performed in the cartoons as the narrator of the stories during each episodes' framing devices. The first animated adaptation aired on CITV between January 2000 and October 2006, and the second aired on Nicktoons between May 2011 and November 2012.
Kindle versions of the first four books were briefly available to buy in 2011.
Nigel Planer was the narrator for this series and played Uncle Grizzly. He also narrated Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids on audiobook. Bill Wallis narrated More Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, and Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids and Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids were both read by Andrew Sachs. Orion Audiobooks have also released full CD recordings of the books, read by Rupert Degas. Audio Go have re-released the original Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids audiobook on CD and download.
The franchise received a positive reaction from critics, and audiences of many ages. The second cartoon programme frequently appeared on audience-rated "favourite programme" lists on Nickelodeon. A reporter for The Sunday Times noted "I played all five [audiobook adaptations] to my own junior jury aged 12, 7 and 5. They sat spellbound for 75 minutes, a rare event." Books for Your Children predicted that the series would be entertaining for everyone: "An excellent book of stories for all but the most timid ... the accumulation of grimness is also part of the effect, so older children can enjoy this collection by themselves and adults can have a marvellous time reading them to younger ones", whereas The Evening Standard encouraged it: "It may be a children's story, but many a modern-day trendy parent could watch and learn." The School Librarian added: "Jamie Rix tells us that bad ghosts always stay that way but bad children can improve, which is reassuring because his stories are full of unpleasant children."
Honeycomb producer Susan Bor explained: "What really appealed to me about adapting these wonderful stories for TV was that they were new and fresh, there was nothing out there like it and I particularly wanted the design and look of the series to have that originality." When the CITV cartoon debuted, Carol McDaid of The Observer referred to it as "a quirky new animated series". Reviews noted a connection between the franchise and other respected children's media: "This beautifully conceived and executed series follows in the centuries-old Grimm tradition of sadistic fairy-tale fantasy," wrote Victor Lewis-Smith in The Evening Standard, "and there's something reminiscent of Heinrich Hoffman's Shockheaded Peter about the fiendishly cruel (yet satisfyingly appropriate) fates that befall badly behaved children..." The Daily Telegraph compared the series to Roald Dahl, William Browne, and Hilaire Belloc, a possible reference to Belloc's poetry book Cautionary Tales for Children.
Stories from the books were read by Nigel Planer on radio throughout the 1990s. From 1990, the show appeared on BBC Radio 5, and in 1994, it appeared on BBC Radio 4.
Awards and nominationsEdit
Both the books and the two television adaptations have received awards and nominations for their work.
|1990||Nestlé Smarties Book Prize||Fiction, Age 9-11||Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids||Won|
List of published short storiesEdit
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Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (1990)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||The New Nanny||Spite, and telling lies||"The New Nanny"||1||01||4 January 2000|
|Tristram and Candy Frightfully-Busy frequently bully and humiliate their nanny, and accuse her of abusing them to their parents. When the nanny is fired by Mr Frightfully-Busy, Mrs Frightfully-Busy decides to hire a new one from an animal nanny agency.|
|2||The One-Tailed, Two-Footed, Three-Bellied, Four-Headed, Five-Fingered, Six-Chinned, Seven-Winged, Eight-Eyed, Nine-Nosed, Ten-Toothed Monster||Prejudice||—||—||—||—|
|Four centuries ago, an Indian village was terrorised by a large creature, known for kidnapping anyone who is still out at night. A tall farmer's son who is terrible at counting is the creature's next victim.|
|3||The Spaghetti Man||Spite, Parental abuse by children||"The Spaghetti Man"||1||02||11 January 2000|
|An invisible, spaghetti-smelling force invites itself into the home of Timothy King, an aggressive child who violently refuses to eat whatever dinner his mother places in front of him. Meanwhile, an old, seemingly-abandoned food factory in Italy only comes to life in the dead of night once a year, but no one knows what happens inside.|
|4||The Princess's Clothes||Greed, spoilt children||"The Princess's Clothes"||1||07||14 February 2000|
|Felicity is a daddy's girl, much to her mother's annoyance, and is allowed to do and wear whatever she wants, but tensions arise when her mother considers buying "horrible" clothes from the mysterious Miss Shears.|
|5||The Black Knight||Greed and lust for power||—||—||—||—|
|King Basil of Ruritania dies but with no heirs, the government advertises the available position. In a neighbouring country, its prince—nicknamed The Black Knight—plans to invade and take over the monarchy.|
|6||Glued to the Telly||television addiction, laziness||"Glued to the Telly"||2||02||23 October 2000|
|Herbert is allowed to eat as many cheese and onion crisps, because he wants and watches television all day, never leaving going to school as a result. A television malfunction sucks him inside and he has to try and escape before he turns into a crisp.|
|7||The Barber of Civil||Rudeness and manners||"The Barber of Civil"||1||09||28 February 2000|
|The town of Saucy by Sea is notorious for having the worst behaved children in the world, but the reputation is turning around, thanks to the town's new barber who offers free haircuts to the rudest of the schools, which change these children into completely different (but politer) people. Peregrine and Tania are his next customers.|
|8||The Man With a Chip on His Shoulder||Annoyance||—||—||—||—|
|A paragraph-long story about a man frustrated about a chip growing out of his body.|
|9||The Giant Who Grew Too Big For His Boots||Hubris||"The Giant Who Grew Too Big For His Boots"||2||06||13 November 2000|
|In a Welsh cottage lives Hugh, a selfish, lisping giant who keeps growing. The more he grows, the greedier he becomes and the wetter the world gets.|
|10||The Wooden Hill||Facing fears||"The Wooden Hill"||1||05||31 January 2000|
|Jack wants his mother to read him a story, but the book is upstairs, at the top of the staircase in the dark corridor.|
|11||The Litter Bug||Littering||"The Litter Bug"||2||10||27 November 2000|
|The bin was such a successful invention, rats have become extinct and the streets are full of waste mountains. Bunty is a greedy girl who dumps her rubbish anywhere to the point of the mountains being too large for anyone else to leave their houses. She becomes the government's most wanted criminal.|
|12||Goblin Mountain||Vandalism||"Goblin Mountain"||4||08||30 April 2004|
|Joseph has a habit of ripping books apart and throwing them out of the window. When there are no books left in the house, he is sent to sleep in the cold, dark attic where he finds a book about goblins.|
|13||Sweets||Spitefulness||"Sweets"||1||12||20 March 2000|
|Thomas Rachet causes trouble in supermarkets, embarrassing his submissive mother, because he wants sweets. After a terrible shopping day, Thomas runs away and finds himself in a sweet shop with an old shopkeeper and his creepy mannequins.|
|14||The Top Hat||Selfishness, pettiness||"The Top Hat"||4||13||21 May 2004|
|When Benjamin learnt how to walk, he found a top hat that his uncle had given to his parents as a birthday gift. After it breaks from its age years later, Benjamin hopes that his sixth birthday will grant him good fortune, but he is furious when his parents admit that they were unable to find any shops that sell top hats, so he decides to ruin his birthday party as revenge.|
|15||The Childhood Snatcher||Youth, vicariousness, growing up too fast||"The Childhood Snatcher"||2||01||23 October 2000|
|Desperate to become famous, Amos marries and has a child, hoping that she will become the youngest genius in the world. However, creating a child genius out of a toddler alerts a supernatural old man, who visits her every year to help himself to her youth by plucking a hair from her head.|
Ghostly Tales for Ghastly Kids (1992)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||Grandmother's Footsteps||Ghost stories||"Grandmother's Footsteps"||1||03||18 January 2000|
|A little boy staying overnight at his grandmother's house is spooked by a silohuette outside his bedroom window. The grandmother decides to calm him down by telling him a ghost story which conveniently relates to the little boy's life.|
|2||Burgers||Deforestation||"Burgerskip"||1||08||21 February 2000|
|Seamus O'Burger, the CEO of the successful fast food restaurant, Burgerskip, plans to expand his empire by clearing the Amazon rainforest, but his tour guide begs him to reconsider because of a tree shrine dedicated to the indigenous Amazonians' deity that is in the bulldozing path.|
|3||Tag||Envy, Theft||"Tag"||2||07||13 November 2000|
|Terry Blotch becomes a kleptomaniac after becoming jealous of a classmate's new popularity. Troubles begin when he steals "A. Phantom"'s PE kit from the school cloakroom.|
|4||The Locked Door||Nosiness||"The Locked Door"||3||03||24 December 2002|
|Somewhere in the world is a house with a haunted room that has been locked for 75 years. One day, a deaf couple from New Zealand called Matt and Jodie purchase the house and celebrate the birth of their daughter Rosie, who grows up fascinated by the locked door.|
|5||A Tangled Web||N/A||"A Tangled Web"||1||06||7 February 2000|
|Nigel is obsessed with hunting spiders and torturing them in numerous ways. When a pregnant spider named Ariadnae tries to find a new home in his bedroom, he burns her alive, but the ghosts of her children are born out of her corpse and are ready for revenge.|
|Outside the Wellsdeep cottage in Devon, there is a well. Mrs. Halley begs her husband to cover it up before their two inquisitive-fingered grandsons arrive. After telling her that he will do it later numerous times, Mr. Halley is woken up by invisible forces touching him and laughter from outside.|
|7||An Elephant Never Forgets||Greed, spoilt children||"An Elephant Never Forgets"||2||12||4 December 2000|
|The spoilt children of the Crumpdump family called Belinda and Percy demand their parents for an elephant so their father compromises by having one killed and its foot turned into an umbrella stand, which they discover has magical powers.|
|An old man recounts the terrible memories he had from school lunchtimes, from the strict school dinner lady, to the actions of Elgin — a boy he used to sit next to, with a disturbing obsession with school dinners — and how it has impacted his relationship with meals.|
|9||The Big Sleep||Between reality and fiction||—||—||—||—|
|A short story about a father putting his son to bed as the son wonders whether if someone can tell whether they are still in a dream.|
|10||Bogman||Laziness and excuses||"Bogman"||4||05||16 April 2004|
|Helen enjoys going to the toilet so that she can escape doing chores. One morning, her mother loses her temper and threatens her to wash the dishes, otherwise The Bogman will come for her.|
|11||The Broken-Down Cottage||Pranks||"The Broken-Down Cottage"||2||03||30 October 2000|
|Two boys called Augustus and Arthur who have run away from their homes live together in an abandoned cottage. To pass the time, they decide to prank call all the emergency services.|
|12||Guilt Ghost||Guilt, murder||—||—||—||—|
|A man visited a bar and got into a fight with another customer, who fell to their death. In fear and shock, the man runs away to start a new life, but his guilt of manslaughter personifies into a shapeshifting poltergeist, only he can see and communicate with, that refuses to disappear unless he confesses to the police.|
|13||A Lesson From History||Laziness and ignorance||"The History Lesson"||1||11||13 March 2000|
|Elisa McGregor is to take a history exam in school but she never studied and loathes the lesson. As she silently panics, watching the rest of the exam hall race through their exam sheets, she is visited by the ghost of a student who died in a school fire 100 years ago.|
|14||The Ghost of Christmas Turkeys Past||Gluttony and changing one's ways||—||—||—||—|
|Jack is a huge fan of turkey meals. His parents are tired of them, so his father waits on a neighbour's roof during the late evening of Christmas Eve for Father Christmas to help them stop Jack's eating taste. The magic of Christmas creates a giant, one-legged, talking turkey, who visits Jack and takes him on a journey.|
|15||Rogues Gallery: The Seven Most-Wanted Ghosts in Britain||—||—||—||—||—|
|A short fact sheet about seven ghosts: Old Hollow Legs, Nostalgic Nora, Transparent Tony, The Headless Coachman, The Bemuda Triangle, Henry Fink's smelly remains, and Smudger.|
Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids (1996)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||The Cat Burglar||Dishonesty||"The Cat Burglar"||2||04||6 November 2000|
|Fedora Funklefink is a notorious con and forgery artist at her school who preys on desperate students. One day, she finds a poster for a missing cat with a £10 reward and uses her conning ways to try and trick the Tearful family, but the cat owner's mother is not easy to fool.|
|2||Mr. Peeler's Butterflies||Sleep||"Mr Peeler's Butterflies"||2||05||6 November 2000|
|Alexander refuses to go to bed, wanting to never sleep again, and is visited by Mr Peeler, a character from a nursery rhyme who steals sleep from children who hate going to bed early.|
|3||Fat Boy with a Trumpet||Bullying||"Fat Boy with a Trumpet"||2||11||27 November 2000|
|School bully Johnny Bullneck and his malicious gang set upon the new bespectacled student with a trumpet case.|
|4||The Chipper Chums Go Scrumping||Theft||"The Chipper Chums Go Scrumping"||1||10||6 March 2000|
|Set in 1952 and in the style of the children books of Enid Blyton, Algie is visiting his aunt and uncle in Kent for the summer holidays with his dog Stinker and his best friend Col. They go on a picnic in the countryside with three of the neighbourhood kids (Sam, Ginger, and his sister Alice) and search for an adventure, later deciding to scrump from a nearby apple orchard but they are soon caught by its owner, an angry cider making farmer armed with a shotgun.|
|5||Prince Noman||Snobbery||"Prince Noman"||2||08||20 November 2000|
|A frail, doddery king forgets his reading glasses at his newborn son's naming ceremony and misreads his speech sheet, naming his son Noman instead of Norman. The mistake causes the newborn baby's body to go invisible.|
|6||Death By Chocolate||Gluttony, blackmail||"Death By Chocolate"||1||04||4 January 2000|
|A chocolate factory momentarily ceases production after a fly infiltrates the production line. The contaminated chocolate bunny is bought by the mother of Serena Slurp, a greedy chocoholic who bullies Eli, her sister. When Serena catches Eli accidentally breaking a fly swatter, Eli agrees to become Serena's slave in exchange for not being snitched on to mother.|
|7||Well'ard Willard||Lies and peer pressure||"Well'ard Willard"||2||13||4 December 2000|
|At home, Willard is a science enthusiast, but at school, he is known as a popular globetrotter. He improvises far-fetched anecdotes outside of the classroom and the younger students envy his "exploits" but when Willard claims that he stole the sun and has it hidden in his house, an unconvinced girl in the audience dares him to prove it.|
|8||Athlete's Foot||Arrogance||"Athlete's Foot"||4||10||7 May 2004|
|Anthony St. John Smythe is the handsome, charming and talented 400m runner who flaunts his success at Ollie, a clumsy boy who is always falling over the finishing line in last place. Ollie grabs the attention of an old man, who gives him magic trainers that make him win every race in exchange for friendship.|
|9||The Matchstick Girl||Exploitation||—||—||—||—|
|In this short story set in Victorian Britain, Polly Peach is a girl from a poor family who sells matchboxes for twopence, until the store owner cuts her pay to a penny.|
|10||Simon Sulk||Spoilt children||"Simon Sulk"||3||04||30 December 2002|
|There is an Icelandic legend about shapeshifting trolls that has terrified the country for over five centuries. Meanwhile, in present-day Britain, Simon gets in a sulk by throwing tantrums when he does not get his own way and is furious when his parents want to relocate to Devon, so he locks his door all night.|
|11||The Dumb Clucks||Hoaxes, gullible||"The Dumb Klutzes"||6||08||17 October 2007|
|A cowboy arrives in The Cluck family's village of Dork, claiming to be the Son of God, and the townspeople believe every word he says.|
|12||Doctor Moribundus||Lies||"Doctor Moribundus"||1||13||27 March 2000|
|Lorelei Lee frequently pretends to be ill so that she can never go back to school. After momentarily being caught, a doctor recommends Dr Moribundus to her oblivious parents.|
|13||The Stick Men||child neglect, escapism||"The Stick Men"||4||11||7 May 2004|
|The closest affection Chico gets is from the pictures he draws on his bedroom wall, which his snobbish, workaholic parents quickly wash off as they call him a nuisance. One day, Chico's drawings come to life and show him their world.|
|14||Little Fingers||Habits||"Little Fingers"||3||12||25 February 2003|
|Daffyd Thomas used to suck his thumb but his thumb barely survived those days, now looking shrivelled and nail-less. Due to the lack of "affection", the thumb has a life of its own, making Daffyd fail to keep his hands to himself. His parents decide to go on holiday and leave him with his grandmother, which makes his hands fidget towards the telephone.|
|15||Bessy O'Messy||Laziness||"Bessy O'Messy"||4||07||23 April 2004|
|Bessy is both wasteful and forgetful, who has a mountain of dirty clothes and garbage in her room. When her mother orders her to clean it by herself, Bessy falls in the pile and lands in an alternate universe where messy leprechauns live.|
|16||Jack in a Box||Attention-seeking||"Jack in a Box"||2||09||20 November 2000|
|Jack Delaunay de Havilland De Trop precociously interrupts conversations and frustrates his parents, Lord and Lady Delaunay de Havilland De Trop. At his little sister's birthday party, in walks their hired children's entertainer, Mr. Frankenstein, a ventriloquist.|
More Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids (2001)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||Knock Down Ginger||Elder abuse||"Knock Down Ginger"||3||02||17 December 2002|
|In the snobbish town of Nimby, the residents resent Mr Thrips, an entomologist, who lives on Nimby's "millionaire's row" in a house full of rescued insects. Ginger Pie is a boy who lives opposite to Thrips and is encouraged by his mother to scare their neighbour out of town, which he attempts with his friend Milo (along with Milo's sister Eliza) by playing Knock Down Ginger.|
|2||The Upset Stomach||Animal abuse||"The Upset Stomach"||3||01||10 December 2002|
|The greedy Ethel Turnip discovers a newspaper advert about a farm that breeds animal stomachs so she orders her parents to buy one in time for Christmas, but she regrets this decision almost immediately after the stomach is delivered.|
|3||The Gas Man Cometh||Prank call||"The Gas Man Cometh"||4||04||16 April 2004|
|Stefan, a frequent prank caller, wants to do more impressions, such as Queen Elizabeth II, and decides to take a gas tank full of helium from a "gas man".|
|4||The Urban Fox||Hunting||"The Urban Fox"||3||05||7 January 2003|
|An upper-middle-class couple arrive in Mr and Mrs Smith's council estate and decide to go fox hunting when they see the Smiths' pet fox, Elvis, in the kitchen. Mr and Mrs Smith's daughter Parker and Elvis scramble to create a plan to stop the event, through Elvis' cunning ways.|
|5||Spoilsport||Spite||"Spoilsport"||3||07||21 January 2003|
|Girl Pinchgut enjoyed destroying children's imaginations, but when she tells her brother the Tooth Fairy is a tall tale, the Tooth Fairy plans her revenge.|
|6||Dirty Bertie||Personal hygiene||"Dirty Bertie"||3||10||11 February 2003|
|Bertie's parents are ashamed their son refuses to keep himself clean and hope that he will change his mind one day so other people will want to interact with him, but an alien that has crash-landed in their garden will prove someone in the universe is not bothered by Bertie's filthiness.|
|7||The People Potter||Responsibility||"The People Potter"||4||03||16 April 2004|
|Greta Gawky is a tall girl at 2 m (6.6 ft) and very clumsy. After eventually managing to not break anything in her house for a while, her parents buy a porcelain figure from an ancient antique shop, which is based on the legend of The People Potter.|
|8||It's Only a Game, Sport!||Sore loser||"It's Only a Game, Sport!"||4||01||2 April 2004|
|Shane and Sheila were once the most famous athletes in Australian history, but their children are not as lucky. Their daughter, Kitty, does not mind but their son, Bruce, is a failure at every sport he touches, and has become a sore loser as a result.|
|9||Fast Food||Eating too much food||—||—||—||—|
|A short story about an ambulance failing to rescue a patient in time.|
|10||Sock Shock||Missing things||—||—||—||—|
|Nick never wears shoes and always walks around in his socks. When the washing machine malfunctions, he discovers that one of his precious socks have disappeared, so he sets out to look for them.|
|11||Revenge of the Bogeyman||Nose-picking||"Revenge of the Bogeyman"||4||02||2 April 2004|
|Dee discovers The Bogeyman living inside her nose, who wants her to stop picking.|
|12||Crocodile Tears||Telling lies||"Crocodile Tears"||3||11||18 February 2003|
|Gwendolyn Howling pretends to be a cry-baby so that she can get anything she wants. Her parents, who are both nervous wrecks, believe everything.|
|13||The Pie Man||Childish habits||"The Pie Man"||3||08||28 January 2003|
|Donald is a thumb sucker and has been since the day he was born. A midwife warns that there is a man who uses sucked thumbs to hold up the pastries of his pies, so Donald's parents become determined to stop him from sucking his thumbs, which backfires when they buy him a dummy.|
|14||Bunny Boy||Fussy eater||"Bunny Boy"||4||06||23 April 2004|
|Bill refuses to eat his vegetables and tries any absurd method he can think of to get rid of it.|
|15||Spit||Spitting when talking to someone||—||—||—||—|
|A short story about a boy spitting.|
|16||Superstitious Nonsense||Lie, Superstition||"Superstitious Nonsense"||4||09||30 April 2004|
|Pylon Gaslamp is a paranoid girl who invents superstitions, but when her parents disbelieve her, she begins her revenge by inventing several so she can get out of being bossed by her parents, and her parents believe every single lie.|
|17||Head in the Clouds||Focus||"Head in the Clouds"||3||09||4 February 2003|
|Brian is always daydreaming and one afternoon, it causes his head to snap off.|
|18||When The Bed Bugs Bite||Insects||"When the Bed Bugs Bite"||3||06||14 January 2003|
|Hannibal loves to bite people but when his antics cause his parents to receive an expensive bill, they tell him that they hope bed bugs return the favour someday.|
|19||The Decomposition of Delia Deathabridge||Arrogance and being condescending||"The Decomposition of Delia Deathabridge"||4||14||21 May 2004|
|Delia is the daughter of university professors, so she believes she has a right to never study. One day, a substitute English teacher forces her to write an essay and Delia discovers her writing comes to life.|
|20||The Grass Monkey||Relationships and pride in one's appearance||"The Grass Monkey"||4||12||14 May 2004|
|Spike has an after-school job in a hairdresser's and falls in love with Esmerelda, a snooty, aspiring model. In order to get out of trouble with her parents, she asks Spike to shoplift special shampoo to prove his love for her.|
Nasty Little Beasts (April 2007)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||The Grub A Blub Blub||Laziness||"The Grub A Blub Blub"||5||05||31 March 2006|
|Savannah Slumberson prefers living in her bedroom and is furious when her active parents adamantly decide to go on a camping holiday at resort miles away from their city.|
|2||Monty's Python||Sibling rivalry, animal abuse||"Monty's Python"||5||04||30 March 2006|
|Monty tortures his sister Mayflower with traumatising pranks and decides to take them to the next level by buying a python (he names "SisterEater") to terrorise her more.|
|3||The Lobster's Scream||Spoilt children||"The Lobster's Scream"||6||09||17 October 2006|
|Shannon Shellfish is empowered when her parents follow her demands but when they ask her what she wants, she is stunned, and soon becomes obsessed with a restaurant owner's lobster costume.|
|4||Wolf Child||Envy, kidnapping, sibling rivalry and not acting your age||"Wolf Child"||5||06||3 April 2006|
|Garth MacQueen tries to get his baby sister Moira kidnapped when his family hear about wolves terrorising their neighbourhood.|
|5||The Fruit Bat||Fussy eater and laziness||"The Fruit Bat"||5||03||29 March 2006|
|Cherie Stone tells her parents she refuses to eat fruit.|
|6||The Clothes Pigs||Laziness, greed||"The Clothes Pigs"||6||03||20 September 2006|
|In the city, a boy named Trueman "Truffle" Snuffle makes his parents do everything for him. In nearby farmland, piglets starve as their greedy family members push them out of the way to get a bigger helping in the trough.|
Gruesome Grown Ups (April 2007)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||Jamie's School Dinners||Fussy eater||"Jamie's School Dinners"||6||01||18 September 2006|
|A boy named Jamie is obsessed with junk food and is forced to go on a diet.|
|2||Silence Is Golden||Manners and rudeness||"Silence is Golden"||5||10||7 April 2006|
|A girl named Dolores Bellicose enjoyed shouting because it made her the most heard person in her school. The school librarians are not impressed and plan to teach her a lesson.|
|3||The Old Tailor of Pelting Moor||Obsession with one's appearance||"The Old Tailor of Pelting Moor"||6||10||18 October 2006|
|A boy named Jumbo Ferrari wants a new "life suit".|
|4||Her Majesty's Moley||Animal abuse||"Her Majesty's Moley"||5||11||10 April 2006|
|A girl called Mattie enjoys torturing/killing moles.|
|5||The Soul Stealer||Blackmail, abuse of power||"The Soul Stealer"||5||13||12 April 2006|
|A girl called Poppy is given a new mobile phone with a camera and uses it to blackmail people around her.|
|6||Nobby's Nightmare||Relationships||"Nobby's Nightmare"||6||07||16 October 2006|
|A boy Nobby finds it hard to distinguish whether he is in a dream or not, but Sophie really is the girl of his dreams.|
The "Me!" Monsters (July 2007)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||The Apostrophic Expositor||Rudeness||"The Apostrophic Expositor"||8||03||7 September 2011|
|2||Kiss and Make Up||Vanity||"Kiss and Make Up"||5||08||5 April 2006|
|A girl named Holly Hotlips wants to have her first kiss and is visited by a (literal) two-faced fairy, who gives her advice and some makeup to look prettier.|
|3||The Kingdom of Wax||Lying and stealing||"Kingdom of Wax"||7||11||9 May 2011|
|4||The Blood Doctor||Pride in one's appearance||"The Blood Doctor"||8||01||5 September 2011|
|5||The Ugly Prince||N/A||"The Ugly Prince"||7||03||3 May 2011|
|6||Big Head||Pride and arrogance||"Big Head"||6||11||18 October 2006|
|A boy named Sammy Slitherall becomes smug when he is picked as a team mascot.|
Freaks of Nature (July 2007)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||Frank Einstein's Monster||Pyromania||"Frank Einstein's Monster"||8||07||29 October 2012|
|2||Recyclops||Recycling||"Recyclops"||6||02||19 September 2006|
|A young girl named Scabbi gets a surprise visit from a sentient robot named Recyclops, who teaches her how not to waste one's possessions when there's nothing wrong with them.|
|3||The Weather Witch||Elderly abuse and not checking the warning signs in cold weather.||"The Weather Witch"||5||07||4 April 2006|
|A boy named Jack Frost does not understand how horrible cold weather is, especially to the elderly.|
|4||William The Conkerer||Greed, arrogance and destroying nature||"William the Conkerer"||5||09||6 April 2006|
|A boy named William is determined to be the Conkers king of the school playground so he sneaks out of his house at midnight to destroy every conker tree in the area, angering a hermit who lives in a treehouse.|
|5||Hear No Weevil, See No Weevil||Obsession with one's size||"Hear No Weevil See No Weevil"||7||04||3 May 2011|
|6||Tom Time||Punctuality||"Tom Time"||6||13||19 October 2006|
|A boy named Tom is never on time for anything in his life and when science discovers that the end of the world is imminent, Tom's mother is determined to make him on time for the evacuation spaceships.|
Terror Time Toys (February 2008)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||The Butcher Boy||Greed and attention-seeking||"The Butcher Boy"||5||02||28 March 2006|
|Gilbert is obsessed with money and fame and does anything to be the richest boy in his school who gets the most attention.|
|2||The Bugaboo Bear||Mistreatment of toys||"The Bugaboo Bear"||5||01||27 march 2006|
|A girl named Emily Stiff gets a new teddy bear from the latest popular brand but soon becomes bored with it and starts to vandalise it.|
|3||Why Boys Make Better Burglars||Robbery||"Why Boys Make Better Burglers"||6||04||21 September 2006|
|The Burglar family welcome a new son named Billy and his father cannot wait to teach him the family's tricks.|
|4||Puppet on a String||Laziness||"Puppet on a String"||5||12||11 April 2006|
|5||The Death Rattle||Ego||"The Spelling Bee"||7||12||9 May 2011|
|6||eBoy||Computer addiction||"eBoy"||6||06||16 October 2006|
Blubbers and Sicksters (February 2008)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||The Piranha Sisters||Gaslighting||"The Piranha Sisters"||6||12||19 October 2006|
|A girl named Dorothy May Piranha loves pranking her sister, Petey, but these pranks are malicious and warp Petey's common sense, which gets her in trouble with their parents. When Petey's birthday arrives, Dorothy May plans to make the party an unforgettable one, but a skeleton spirit warns her that her pranks might go horribly wrong.|
|2||The Crystal Eye||Selfishness||"A Grizzly New Year's Tale: The Crystal Eye"||4||15||31 December 2004|
|A boy named Fick is tired of sharing everything with his twin brother Finn but then the family receives a mirror for Christmas.|
|3||Cat's Eyes||Abusing the trust of others||"Cat's Eyes"||7||06||4 May 2011|
|A mean older sister named Cat Clore tries to coerce her siblings into doing her wishes.|
|4||The Hair Fairies||Jealousy and pride||"The Hair Fairies"||8||02||6 September 2011|
|Fairies visit a boy named Hemp Sock when he envies his sister Moonunit's hair.|
|5||The Watermelon Babies||wasting water||"The Watermelon Babies"||6||05||22 September 2006|
|Two sisters named Kitty and Winnie who live in a country suffering from a severe drought ignore the Hosepipe ban and abuse their power over water for their entertainment.|
|6||The Nuclear Wart||nuclear power, sibling rivalry||"The Nuclear Wart"||8||13||2 November 2012|
|Tom and Jerry are two brothers who despise each other to the point of their negative energy manifesting into an evergrowing wart.|
The Gnaughty Gnomes of "NO!" (July 2008)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||Tinkerbell||Not eating one's food||"Tinklebell"||7||01||2 May 2011|
|2||The Long Face||Sulking||"The Long Face"||7||10||6 May 2011|
|3||The Dragon Moth||ignore the warning signs||"The Dragon Moth"||7||09||6 May 2011|
|4||Sick To Death||Throwing up and tantrums||"Sick To Death"||7||02||2 May 2011|
|5||Message in a Bottle||N/A embarrassing parents||"Message in a Bottle"||7||07||5 May 2011|
|6||Lazybones||Laziness||"Lazy Bones"||8||06||10 September 2011|
Superzeroes (July 2008)Edit
|Episode Name||Series||Episode number||Air date|
|1||Fatal Attraction||Ego||"Nerves of Steel"||8||04||8 September 2011|
|2||Little Angel||Dishonesty||"Little Angel"||7||08||5 May 2011|
|3||The Flat-Pack Kid||Destruction and vandalism||"The Flat Pack Kid"||7||13||10 May 2011|
|4||The Worm||Playing pranks that are not funny||"The Worm"||8||05||9 September 2011|
|5||The Little Flower Girl||Admiration, arrogance||"The Little Flower Girl"||8||10||30 October 2012|
|6||The Rise And Fall of the Evil Guff||Manners and etiquette||"The Rise and Fall of The Evil Guff"||7||05||4 May 2011|
|A boy named Bart Thumper uses flatulence to get his way.|
A Grizzly Dozen (2009)Edit
This was a compilation book containing stories from the previous books in the Grizzly Tales: Cautionary Tales for Lovers of Squeam! series.
- The Grub A Blub Blub
- Monty's Python
- The Lobster's Scream
- Wolf Child
- The Fruit Bat
- The Clothes Pigs
- Jamie's School Dinners
- Silence Is Golden
- The Old Tailor of Pelting Moor
- Her Majesty's Moley
- The Soul Stealer
- Nobby's Nightmare
- Translated into Swedish by Lena Ollmark in 2008
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