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Ted Rules the World

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Illustrated by Cate James

Part of the Little Gems Series

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on Ted Rules the World

Interest Age 5-8   Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of our funniest, most inventive writers for children and his readers should always be ready to expect the unexpected; that’s certainly the case here. Ted’s birthday starts quietly – he finds his parents fast asleep on the sofa after staying up all night to watch the election. He buys himself a consoling packet of Hula Hoops from the new supermarket at the end of his road, and that’s where things start to go properly weird. There seems to be a link between what he says in the supermarket, and the new prime minister’s policies – could she have some special connection to Ted? The explanation when it comes is very funny! This is a wonderful story that makes you see our world in a different, somehow nicer way. Cate James’s illustrations add to the fun too.  ~ Andrea Reece

One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2015

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.


Ted Rules the World Synopsis

Ted thinks there's something fishy going on. Ever since his birthday when he got a special loyalty card at the local shop, all his great ideas are being thought of by the new Prime Minister too. Now there's laws about walking to school and everyone has Mondays off! Could the shop's market research lady have anything to do with it? And if Ted has become a Leader, shouldn't he start thinking up proper laws to save the world...?

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.


Ted Rules the World Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Daniel Bisland, age 7 - 'I really enjoyed the illustrations and the book is action-packed. I recommend it to 7+.'
  • Finley Wade, Age 8  - 'I loved this book, it was just right for me to read. I struggle with my reading but I found this book easy to read. Nice short sentences, small paragraphs and yellow pages are great for any child with dyslexia.'
  • Lewis O'Brien, Age 9 - 'I had to read it five times before I sat there daydreaming about what I would do if I was Prime Minister! I would give it a 5 star rating.'
  • Logan Fitzpatrick, Age 9 - 'In the book Ted made lots of decisions and they all happened - whatever Ted said would happen. Ted realized this and told his best friend that he was running the country.'
  • Ruth - 'A true gem of a book with many messages that make sense and enough humour to defeat Evil Owen.' 

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ISBN: 9781781125052
Publication date: 15/07/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125052
Publication date: 15th July 2015
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Illustrator: Cate James
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 104 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About Frank Cottrell Boyce

A World Book Day Author 2019 Frank Cottrell Boyce is an accomplished, successful and award-winning author and screenwriter. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Children's Fiction Award (now the Costa Book Award) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004. Millions was was later turned into a film by Danny Boyle and it features in the Book Trust’s 100 Best Books List for 9-11 year olds. Frank is also a successful writer of film scripts and was the ...

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