Brilliant laugh-out-loud comedy of errors
Tom McLaughlin creates some of the best, and funniest adventures for young readers and this is another hilarious, cleverly structured story. Nine year old Pete just wanted a quiet day watching the snooker on the telly, so how on earth did he end up committing armed robbery (sort of), impersonating a policeman, and driving a tank across his own lawn, before breaking up a gang of admittedly incompetent criminals? Read the book to see how it all begins with his mum’s parsnip bake… It’s part of the joy of the book that even as the plot gets more and more convoluted, and as yet more accidental disasters heap on Pete and his new friend Sammy, there’s a logic to everything that happens. Irresistible page-turning fun, and McLaughlin’s cartoony illustrations are an added bonus.
Nine year old Pete is about to have the worst day ever in this laugh-a-minute illustrated adventure! There's nothing Pete loves more than sitting at home, being quiet and watching the snooker. But when he accidentally bumps into a local gangster, Pete and his super annoying next door neighbour, Sammy, are caught up in a series of events that get worse and worse at each and every turn. Now Pete is in a race against time to prove his innocence - but it's tricky to do that, especially when everyone thinks that you're the most wanted boy in the world.
“a story packed with jokes to keep young readers entertained.” – Sunday Express Magazine
“a hilarious romp that moves fast enough to keep young readers on the edge of their seats, [a] brilliant first chapter book.” - BookTrust
|Publication date:||2nd August 2018|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||General Fiction, Humorous|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Having started life as a political cartoonist and then an animator, Tom McLaughlin is now best-known for his picture books, including The Diabolical Mr Tiddles (Simon & Schuster), The Story Machine and The Cloudspotter (both Bloomsbury). His first novel, The Accidental Prime Minister was shortlisted for 12 regional UK prizes followed by The Accidental Secret Agent and Tom's hilariously funny and much anticipated book, The Day That Aliens (Nearly) Ate our Brains. Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. ...More About Tom McLaughlin
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