Because of his Monday-morning jam doughnut, Roman's week takes a very sticky turn...
By Friday Roman has been banned from eating for 24hrs, narrowly avoided a faceful of warm toddler-wee, accidentally shoplifted, been given a lift in a getaway van, styled his teacher's guinea pig with a blue mohawk, started an OAP riot ...and still barely managed to scoff a crumb - or lick - of a single doughnut. Who knew jam could be so deadly?
Laugh-out-loud adventure about a boy who is obsessed with food. Lowery has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize twice. The Bookseller (Children's Previews)
When I wasn't seething with resentment and jealousy, The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life actually made me chortle several times...So funny it ruined my day. Jonathan Meres, author of The World of Norm
|Publication date:||3rd September 2015|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Children's Book Award 2017, All Shortlists and Winners|
The youngest of four children, Mark Lowery was born in North Wales in 1979 and grew up in Preston, Lancs. Although he maintains that his upper body is of average size, many people have suggested that he has an unusually large head and stumpy legs. His lifelong dream of playing for Everton was cruelly shattered at 18, when he realised that he was actually useless at football. Following this bombshell, he trained to become a primary school teacher. He denies that this was only so that he could be taller than the majority of people in his workplace. Following a few years ...More About Mark Lowery