Rescuing Dad by Pete Johnson
  

Rescuing Dad

Written by Pete Johnson
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Synopsis

Rescuing Dad by Pete Johnson

Joe and Claire can see why Mum chucked Dad out. He looks a mess, he can't cook and he's useless around the house. Something must be done: they're the only ones who can help transform him into 'Dad Mark Two'. And when they unveil this new, improved dad, Mum will be so impressed she'll take him back on the spot! But then disaster strikes - Mum starts seeing the slimy and creepy Roger. And Joe and Claire's plans take an unexpected turn - with hilarious results.

Reviews

Pete Johnson's novel is funny and light but the humour disguises real emotional truth and depth . . . It offers some very funny and pertinent home truths for parents too * Guardian * A funny, positive and engaging exploration of a modern dilemma from a sure-footed storyteller * Carousel * Children are often the victims when a marriage falters or fails and in Rescuing Dad, Pete Johnson illuminates this distressing reality with the perception humour which is a trademark of his work . . . The events of Joe's birthday are as fine a piece of slapstick comedy as I have read * Books for Keeps * Pete Johnson has succeeded in presenting a sensitive subject in a light-hearted way without detracting from its seriousness * Children's Books in Ireland *

About the Author

Pete Johnson

Pete Johnson began work as a flm critic for BBC Radio One, then became a teacher. He is the author of over forty books, including the bestselling How to Train Your Parents. Pete’s books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into 24 languages. Also short-listed for Blue Peter Book Award. Read more about the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Author

Pete Johnson
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

27th October 2014

ISBN

9780440870913


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