Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies by Jim Smith

Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies

Written by Jim Smith
Part of the Future Ratboy Series

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This brand new series from Jim Smith, creator of the one and only Barry Loser, scores top marks for nutty – and non-stop – surreal humour, and for its fabulous black and white illustrations. Our hero is Brian Lampost, ordinary boy who through a freak accident involving a wheelie bin, a TV and a lightning storm, is zapped into the future as a sort of super-hero (he’s half boy, half rat, half TV) there to do battle with robot grannys amongst other adventures. Don’t whatever you do make this bedtime reading – it will provoke that uncontrollable hysterical giggling in kids that terrifies all adults, but that proviso aside, it’s an absolute winner. ~ Andrea Reece

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Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies by Jim Smith

When a bolt of lightning hits Brian Lampost (and his toy bird, Bird), he is zapped millions of years into the future! Life will never be the same again. Bird has been brought to life as Not Bird and Brian's DNA is fused with a rat giving him superkeel powers. Future Ratboy is born! But the future is not a safe place to be and there are killer robot grannies on the rampage! Will the dynamic duo survive the attack and save the world? Join Future Ratboy and Not Bird on their first adventure to find out!


Praise for the BARRY LOSER books:

'Will make you laugh out loud, cringe and snigger, all at the same time' - LoveReading4Kids

'Very funny and cheeky' - Booktictac, Guardian

'I laughed so much, I thought that I was going to burst!' - Finbar, aged 9

About the Author

Jim Smith

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors After graduating with a first class degree in advertising, graphic design and illustration in 1997, Jim Smith was spotted by the owner of a small coffee shop chain and brought in to fill the walls of their flagship store with his paintings.

In the meantime he's illustrated kids' food packaging for M&S, drawn cartoons on the sides of PJ smoothies, created in-store graphics for Orange phone stores, designed book covers and branded a New York based Iced Tea company.

'I am not a Loser' by Barry Loser, the first of a series of children’s books 'spellchecked' by Jim, was published in 2012, having already sold rights to nine countries. The sequel, ‘I am Still Not a Loser’ was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and declared the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen.

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

30th July 2015




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