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In a nutshell: Really? An Uncle Gobb story in a nutshell? You’re having a laugh | Malcolm, his best friend Crackersnacker and Malcolm’s awful homework-obsessed, bean counting (unless it’s literal bean counting – see page 1) Uncle Gobb of Gobb Education are back for another helping of riotous adventure that sends all three on a trip to the United States. Packed with humour and word play that delights in turning logic, literalism and much of the story line on its head this will have readers in hysterics. Neal Layton’s smudgy energetic illustrations match the zany anarchy of Michael Rosen’s story brilliantly. ~ Andrea Reece
The second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen and Neal Layton sees Malcolm and the peculiar Uncle Gobb go to America, each with a cunning plan ... Even though Malcolm managed to bamboozle and confuzle Uncle Gobb in the last book (hooray!), it was only temporary (boo!). Uncle Gobb is still living with him and still roaring at him about peas and poetry and Peter Parker. This time the plan to get rid of Uncle Gobb has to be mega. It has to be epic. It has to involve America, the Jumblies, the Genie (of course), Aunty Brenda the Mender and Malcolm's long-lost dad. But Malcolm doesn't know that Uncle Gobb also has a plan. A plan to get rid of Malcolm once and for all ...
A bonkers book about standing up for yourself, from two crazily creative people. Sure to delight fans of Andy Stanton and Tom Gates.
Praise for Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed:
‘Rosen doesn’t just do funny … he is funny. Only a spoilsport would deprive us of a follow-up’ SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK
‘Uproarious comic fiction’ BOOKSELLER
'Hilariously irreverent’ MUMSNET
'Ramshackle and silly in the best possible way …Any smart young reader who likes having fun with language should like this’ FINANCIAL TIMES
‘Michael Rosen’s wild story full of sharp-shooting humour, creative word play and a general sense of
finely tuned storytelling anarchy is brilliantly matched by Neal Layton’s illustrations’ GUARDIAN
‘Reassuring and entertaining … We’d expect nothing less from this industry treasure’ GUARDIAN IBW SUPPLEMENT
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||11th January 2018|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Funny, General Fiction|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them. Most of my adult life, I've ...More About Michael Rosen
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