The Genius Aged 8 1/4
Written by Jeremy Strong
Illustrated by Jamie Smith
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Jeremy Strong knows exactly what will make young readers laugh: eccentric characters; zany plots; plenty of slapstick. Alfie Poppleton is a very sensible young man, in marked contrast to his parents, school teachers, town police force and Mayor, who are some of the silliest people ever to grace the pages of a book. No wonder he’s hailed a genius, and by the end of the story he’s risen to be both Prime Minister and President of France (his actions averted a potential cheese war). Not bad, considering he’s only 8 ¼ and started life named Squeaky Squawker Redface Splurp Bottom by his parents! With short sentences, lots of repetition, and jolly colour illustrations by Jamie Smith, this is just right for newly independent readers. ~ Andrea Reece
About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.
The Genius Aged 8 1/4 by Jeremy Strong
Sometimes adults need a helping hand. Luckily, Mr and Mrs Poppleton give birth to Alfie (real name: Squeaky Squawky Red-face Slurp-bottom). The Poppletons are utterly hopeless, and so Alfie has little choice but to take responsibility for the family. When he arrives at school it transpires the teachers are little better. Alfie can't help but think that there's a simple solution to some problems ...A celebration of precocious children and silly adults everywhere.
High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
About the Author
More books by Jeremy Strong
Barrington Stoke Ltd
15th September 2016
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