Weird Happenings by Kaye Umansky

Weird Happenings

Written by Kaye Umansky
Illustrated by Chris Mould

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The Weirds are a most unusual family in every way; mum is a stunt woman, dad is a scientist with a habit of blowing big things up and gran is just a little bit magical. And then there are the children…Three hilarious stories about the very unusual things the Weird’s get up and how they affect everyone around them – especially the Primms who have the misfortune to live next door.

Meet the Weirds is the first in a trilogy - the second is Wildly Weird and the third is Weird Happenings - and there are extracts available for all three!


Weird Happenings by Kaye Umansky

Pinchton is left home alone and decides to invite the Weird family around - with chaotic results! Now re-jacketed in a stylish new package! When Pinchton Primm invites the Weird family over while his parents are away, he is nervous about them messing up his mother's pristine house. But not even Pinchton could have imagined the mess that would ensue! Is there any way to repair the damage before the Primms get home? More funny goings-on in this second book about the Weird family.

About the Author

Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a very successful writer for children, with her books ranging from picture books to novels.

Kaye Umansky trained as a teacher, only beginning to write after her daughter was born. Kaye is the much-loved author of the Pongwiffy books and lives in London where she writes in an office with stars on the ceiling.

Awards Kay has collected
Nottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The Year
TES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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Book Info


88 pages


Kaye Umansky
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

26th October 2012




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