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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2018 |
Uncle Gobb is back for a third utterly ridiculous, absolutely hilarious and totally originally told adventure. Michael Rosen and Neal Layton use a brilliant integration of words and pictures to tell this meandering and many-layered story which engages readers with the complexity and creativity of storytelling.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for October 2018:
A Dangerous Game by Malorie Blackman
Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot by Michael Rosen
Hampstead the Hamster by Michael Rosen
Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht
Stubby: A True Story of Friendship by Michael Foreman
The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater
All the Way Home by Debi Gliori
Snow in the Garden by Shirley Hughes
The Skylark's War by Hilary McKay
Race to the Frozen North The Matthew Henson Story by Catherine Johnson
This time, there is a plot. That's the plot of the story. Or is it? The plot of the story could also be that Uncle Gobb has an evil plot. And his plot is about a plot. A plot of land. Are you following? Good! The plot of land is behind Malcolm's school and it is where Uncle Gobb wants to set up his own rival Dread Shed School of Facts. Oh no! Malcolm is going to need to come up with his own plot to stop Uncle Gobb's plot. So maybe that, in fact, is the actual plot of this story. You'll just have to read this book to find out!
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 ... Rosen is the real deal Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
Ramshackle and silly in the best possible way Financial Times
Finely tuned story-telling anarchy Guardian
Uproarious comic fiction Bookseller
Reassuring and entertaining, we'd expect nothing less from this industry treasure Guardian IBW supplement
Hilariously irreverent Mumsnet
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
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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