The Genius Aged 8 1/4

Written by Jeremy Strong

Illustrated by Jamie Smith

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Jeremy Strong knows exactly what will make young readers laugh: eccentric characters; zany plots; plenty of slapstick. Alfie Poppleton is a very sensible young man, in marked contrast to his parents, school teachers, town police force and Mayor, who are some of the silliest people ever to grace the pages of a book.  No wonder he’s hailed a genius, and by the end of the story he’s risen to be both Prime Minister and President of France (his actions averted a potential cheese war). Not bad, considering he’s only 8 ¼ and started life named Squeaky Squawker Redface Splurp Bottom by his parents! With short sentences, lots of repetition, and jolly colour illustrations by Jamie Smith, this is just right for newly independent readers. ~ Andrea Reece

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.

The Genius Aged 8 1/4 Synopsis

Sometimes adults need a helping hand. Luckily, Mr and Mrs Poppleton give birth to Alfie (real name: Squeaky Squawky Red-face Slurp-bottom). The Poppletons are utterly hopeless, and so Alfie has little choice but to take responsibility for the family. When he arrives at school it transpires the teachers are little better. Alfie can't help but think that there's a simple solution to some problems ...A celebration of precocious children and silly adults everywhere.

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

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ISBN: 9781781125557
Publication date: 15/09/2016
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125557
Publication date: 15th September 2016
Author: Jeremy Strong
Illustrator: Jamie Smith
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong is a fantastic children's author. His books are side splittingly funny and once you have read one your children will be asking you to get more. His work has a wide ranging appeal to the 7+ market (5-7s who are keen readers will love them too) especially to boys and tomboys. Jeremy was born in Eltham, South East London in November 1949. He has had a varied career path before becoming an author including jobs as a: Head Teacher, Caretaker, Strawberry Picker, Jam Doughnut Stuffer! His first published book was Smith's Tail in 1978 and he now lives in Kent. ...

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