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Reading age 8+, interest age 9+. The bestselling creator of Mr Gum turns his hand to a wildly fanciful story about a boy with a very unusual power; he can turn himself into a fly. Matthew Buzzington’s adventures including getting locked into school and dealing with the big robber and the little robber. And dealing with becoming a fly. With a reading age of 8+ but an interest age of 9-12, this novel can be enjoyed by the struggling or reluctant reader just as much as by an avid 8 year old reader.
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Hilarious story with trademark Stanton-esque nonsense. Matthew Buzzington has a superpower - he can turn into a fly! It's just that it hasn't happened yet, which is pretty bad timing really because there are robbers and flying pineapples out to get him. Can he make his superpower work? A fun, chunky format including stickers.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+
'This imaginative frolic crosses the age-old barrier of comeuppance and friendship' - Irish Examiner
“laugh-out-loud funny, short enough to be read as a class … and so well written that it will appeal to any child wanting to enjoy a really funny read” - Learning Support
|Publication date:||1st July 2014|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford University but they kicked him out. He has since worked as a stand-up comedian, a film script reader, a cartoonist and an NHS lackey. His Mr Gum Books for Egmont have won widespread acclaim and numerous awards including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Award. He lives in North London. Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.More About Andy Stanton