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James Campbell - Author

About the Author

Soon after discovering he could not be a duck James Campbell decided to make children laugh for a living. He now travels around primary schools and literary festivals, telling funny stories and encouraging children to write their own stuff. James has been on the BBC1 show, Child of Our Time, and CBBC's Blue Peter, where he taught children how to craft their own jokes. Kids love him so much that he has his own Comedy4Kids show called The Funny Thing About... where he talks about this hilarious new book. Rob Jones is an extremely funny young illustrator. In May 2015, his first book 'Bernard' won The People's Book Prize. When he's not drawing, he makes toys and puppets (mostly characters from his books). He doesn't have a pet but he could have an imaginary one.

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Other books by James Campbell

The Funny Life of Teachers

The Funny Life of Teachers

Author: James Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Uncover the ridiculously funny life of teachers (and some things that have nothing to do with teachers but are still splendidly funny) according to James Campbell, comedian extraordinaire. Ever wondered what teachers do when they're not in the classroom? Are they undercover detectives, champion roller-blade dancers or do they spend their evenings playing with their 576 cats? This face-achingly funny book will also teach you why you should carry an emergency banana with you at all times, how to fart in class silently without anyone knowing it was you and how to catapult yourself to school by building a medieval style catapult in your back garden! Whether you love or loathe your teachers, want to become one when you grow up or don't give two figs about your teacher but simply love a HILARIOUS read, this book is for you. Prepare to roll around the floor laughing with the snot-inducingly brilliant The Funny Life of Teachers. But be warned - this is NOT a normal book. You can read it forwards, backwards, sideways and in approximately 861,000 different ways in between. Whichever way you read it, look no further for fantastic real-life teacher facts, incredibly funny illustrations, imaginary stories and an impossibly silly read!

Boyface and the Power of Three and a Bit

Boyface and the Power of Three and a Bit

Author: James Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Mr Antelope has disappeared, leaving Boyface Antelope in charge of the stripemongering shop. When Boyface gets a message from his dad, hidden in a message in a bottle, he is determined to go and rescue him. Will Boyface and his friends be able to defeat the evil villain and rescue his dad?

Boyface and the Uncertain Ponies

Boyface and the Uncertain Ponies

Author: James Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Uncertain Ponies are making the inhabitants of Stoddenage-On-Sea very unhappy. Ponies have turned (back) into zebras, and suspicion is falling on the Antelope family's stripemongering shop as the source of the problem. Could something have gone wrong with the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine, and can Boyface Antelope and his friend Clootie Whanger fix it before all of Stoddenage-On-Sea's ponies are affected?

Boyface and the Tartan Badger

Boyface and the Tartan Badger

Author: James Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Boyface Antelope has been given a tartan badger for his tenth birthday. As everyone knows, tartan badgers are the worst pets in the world: they live for up to forty years, you can never give them away, they smell of lemony hospitals and need walking twice a day. And one of those times must be in the middle of the night. But even so, when the tartan badger is stolen Boyface enlists the help of his friend Clootie to get him back. But who could the thief be? The only clue is a red clown nose ...

Boyface and the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine

Boyface and the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine

Author: James Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Boyface Antelope has been waiting his whole life to turn ten and be allowed to enter his parents' stripemongering shop so he can take stripes off animals and put them on something different. Like tartan onto badgers, or removing the stripes of zebras to make ponies. On the morning of his tenth birthday he finds his parents ill, and they ask him not just to go in the shop but to look after it on his own! Will he be able to keep the stripemongery running smoothly?

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