Gecko Gladiator (S.W.I.T.C.H. 10)
Written by Ali Sparkes
Illustrated by Ross Collins
Part of the S.W.I.T.C.H. Series
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Sizzling adventures happen when twins Josh and Danny swap places with a host of fascinating animals. Armed with the secret spray given to them by Petty Potts, the brilliant and eccentric scientist, Josh and Danny can get out of all kinds of fixes by turning into something else. As lizards, chameleons, turtles, geckos and anacondas the boys discover first hand dangers and the excitement of living in someone else’s skin.
Josh and Danny are stuck in Princess Land-a toy shop full of pink stuff and worse, actual girls! Before too long, the twins find themselves with the head of a lizard and the body of a boy. Then to make things worse they are dragged into a dangerous game of combat, brother against brother ...
Author Ali Sparkes is the winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and illustrator Ross Collins is winner of the Royal Mail Book Award.
Gecko Gladiator (S.W.I.T.C.H. 10) by Ali Sparkes
Petty Potts has vanished-at least it seems that way to Josh and Danny. In actual fact, she's just relocated her secret lab ...to the VERY pink and VERY girly Princess Land! Reluctantly, the twins fight their way through hordes of excited girls dressed as fairies to the back of the shop, where a single door stands between them and Petty's new lab. SWITCHing into geckos, the boys have no problems getting under the door and up the walls. It's on the way out that things start to get really tricky ...the SWITCH back hasn't gone well, and although Josh and Danny have normal legs, they're giant geckos from the waist up! How on earth will they escape from Princess Land now?!
Each S.W.I.T.C.H. book has an activity section at the back with quizzes and games.
Praise for SWITCH:
'This book has helped my son, 5, move on from picture books at bed time to one with more words. An excellent choice for reluctant readers who will be thrilled at the idea of turning into a bug, mad inventors and lots of adventures.' Parent
'The book is great fun and involves the reader, who really feels as though they are part of the story. Along the way the reader learns a surprising amount about pond life.' www.parentsintouch.co.uk
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
'It was outstanding. It blew me away' - Jamie Fenlon, judge on the Blue Peter book award panel
About the Author
More books by Ali Sparkes
Oxford University Press
2nd February 2012
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