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Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot

Written by Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Neal Layton

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Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous School Stories

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 M.B.E

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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

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Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot Synopsis

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.

Uncle Gobb and the Plot Plot Press Reviews

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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408873953
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408873946
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408873946
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Neal Layton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous, School Stories
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Michael Rosen

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 ...

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