Spider Stampede (S.W.I.T.C.H. 1)
Written by Ali Sparkes
Part of the S.W.I.T.C.H. Series
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Boy or insect? Twins Josh and Danny survive a series of thrilling adventures after they have been transformed into bug life by the crazy scientist Petty Potts who injects them with a most unusual serum. How insect-loving Josh and insect-hating Danny survive the dangers of the bugs’ world in a series of adventures as spiders, grasshoppers, flies and ants makes thrilling reading as well as a great introduction into how insects may feel.
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Spider Stampede (S.W.I.T.C.H. 1) by Ali Sparkes
Josh and Danny have lost their dog, Piddle, and sneak next door to try and find him. They get more than they bargain for when they run into their next-door neighbour, Petty Potts - a mad scientist with a gleefully beastly serum. One accidental squirt of the S.W.I.T.C.H spray later and the twins find themselves with eight legs and the ability to shoot webbing out of their bums! Josh and Danny are in big bug trouble as they face a dangerous journey across their back garden in the hope that Petty can SWITCH them back. But it's a big bad world out there and the brothers are no longer top of the food chain. Petty Potts's diary entry: I think it's high time I had some assistance on the SWITCH PROJECT ...If only I could remember what happened to the rest of my research! I know I put the code for SWITCHing creatures to reptiles in the crystal cubes, as I did for the bugs and insects formula ...and I know I hid the cubes somewhere safe from even me! I just can't remember. Victor Crouch has a lot to answer for. I will get my revenge on him. For burning out chunks of my memory and trying to steal my life's work.
Praise for Ali Sparkes's Frozen in Time, winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award:
'I know now what they mean by a plot that is toe-curlingly good ... brilliantly inventive and rollicking fantastical adventure' - Bookbag
'Frozen in Time shows [Ali's] skill at fusing traditional children's storytelling with modern tales ... Sparkes's sci-fi conspiracy thrills will keep 21st-century kids transfixed' - Books Quarterly
'It was outstanding. It blew me away' - Jamie Fenlon, judge on the Blue Peter Book Award panel
Praise for Wishful Thinking:
'A delight from start to finish ... Sparkes' clear, direct style is easy to read ... Oh, what fun this is!' - Amanda Craig, The Times
About the Author
More books by Ali Sparkes
Oxford University Press
3rd February 2011
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