Wildly Weird by Kaye Umansky

Wildly Weird

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!


Wildly Weird by Kaye Umansky

Pinchton meets the newest member of the Weird family - the house plant. When they enter it into a local flower show, chaos and comedy ensue! Now re-jacketed in a stylish new package. A plant show? Yawn. Pinchton Primm thinks it'll be as boring as Sprout Surprise. But then the Weird family bring their house plant along - This plant is in a pot, but it's out of control - and it doesn't like losing competitions! The third brilliant 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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88 pages


Kaye Umansky
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

26th October 2012




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