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Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Danny Wallace is well-known as comedian, actor and TV presenter. Now he’s a children’s author too, and a very good one. Hamish lives in Britain’s fourth-most boring town but life gets very exciting when one day Hamish notices that the whole world has stopped: planes; cars; people. Everything in fact - except him. What follows is a fast moving, funny sci-fi adventure. There’s lots that’s very silly but some sharp one-liners too and droll descriptions. Hamish and his friends are engaging characters, and the baddies something else altogether! This will have anyone aged 8 and up in stitches. ~ Andrea Reece
What would YOU do...if the whole world just stopped? Yes the WHOLE WORLD. Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you! Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby. And it's being caused by The WorldStoppers and their terrifying friends The Terribles! They have a PLAN! They want to take our world for their own ...Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them. Hang on - You know now, don't you? Oh dear. Can Hamish save us from the WorldStoppers? Only time will tell!
Wallace's vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement... Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible. The Guardian
Like David Walliams, Wallace is a comedian turned children's author. Of the two, Wallace's writing is the funnier. -- Children's Book of the Week The Sunday Times
Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids - particularly boys - will really enjoy. The Sun
Poor Danny Wallace! Once kids get their hands on this quirky and hilarious book, they're gonna be bugging him to write Hamish stories 'til he's 97. -- Tim Minchin HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! -- Frank Cottrell Boyce
|Publication date:||12th March 2015|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Best-selling writer, Danny Wallace, turned his hand to children’s fction with his debut Hamish and the WorldStoppers. Filled with his trademark humour, this fantasy adventure series was inspired by the books that set Wallace’s own young imagination alight. Everyone loves Hamish! The frst two books have received fantastic praise and children nationwide have devoured his stories. Hamish is a thoroughly endearing character and Danny’s writing has a sense of humour that appeals to kids and parents alike. Danny has collaborated with leading illustrator Jamie Littler, who brings the world of Hamish to life with ...More About Danny Wallace