We Want to be on the Telly: A Pocket Money Puffin by Jeremy Strong
  

We Want to be on the Telly: A Pocket Money Puffin

Written by Jeremy Strong

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Hilarious fun which will entertain all children who find their parents embarrassing. Heathrow (born in the Arrivals area at the famous airport) tells the story of struggling with parents who are determined to find fame and be on telly. Every one of their ideas for attracting the TV's interest is more ridiculous and toe-curlingly embarrassing than the one before. Finally, by mistake and thanks to Heathrow, their dream comes true! This is just one of a number of Pocket Money Puffins. To view others click here.

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Synopsis

We Want to be on the Telly: A Pocket Money Puffin by Jeremy Strong

The hilariously funny story of Heathrow (affectionately named after London's airport) whose totally embarrassing parents will do anything to be on TV, even if it involves rice pudding or a racing car or a rhinoceros! But in the end it's Heathrow's quick thinking that makes the news headlines! Laugh your socks off with this highly silly story specially for Pocket Money Puffins.

About the Author

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong is a fantastic children's author. His books are side splittingly funny and once you have read one your children will be asking you to get more.

His work has a wide ranging appeal to the 7+ market (5-7s who are keen readers will love them too) especially to boys and tomboys. Jeremy was born in Eltham, South East London in November 1949. He has had a varied career path before becoming an author including jobs as a: Head Teacher, Caretaker, Strawberry Picker, Jam Doughnut Stuffer! His first published book was Smith's Tail in 1978 and he now lives in Kent.

Jeremy’s work is characterised by humour and direct child appeal. The books are packed with tongue in cheek gags and characters and situations that your children will love. He says of himself "My sense of humour got stuck at age ten." He thinks his writing has been influenced most of all by Spike Milligan, but also by falling on his head when he was three years old.

When he was about eighteen he started writing very serious stories for adults, but none of them were published. By the time he was twenty-one he was writing stories for children after realizing that he loved writing funny stories and making people laugh.

Five Things You Didn't Know About Jeremy Strong:
1. Jeremy Strong used to be Headmaster to The Diary of Dennis the Menace author, Steven Butler! Steven thanks Jeremy for helping to turn him from a reluctant reader, to an avid reader and finally a writer.

2. Jeremy's first book was called Smith's Tail and it was about a cat.

3. Jeremy once worked in a bakery, putting the jam into three thousand doughnuts every night.

4. Jeremy started writing stories when he was eight years old. When he was eighteen he started writing very serious stories for adults, but none of them were published. By the time he was twenty-one he was writing stories for children, and quickly realized that he loved writing funny stories and making people laugh.

5. If Jeremy wasn't a writer he would want to play the piano really, really well, or be a terrific artist.

AWARDS

The Children's Book Award 1997 for The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 1998 (Shorter Novel category) for Pirate Pandemonium
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2000 (Shorter Novel category) for Dinosaur Pox

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Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Jeremy Strong
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Author's Website

www.jeremystrong.co.uk/

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

6th May 2010

ISBN

9780141328188

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