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Laugh out load comedy from Danny Wallace in this hugely enjoyable, timely story
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2021
What happens when Mum and Dad can no longer rely on technology to keep them informed? Following a nationwide collapse in everything technical, Stella’s family sets off to visit Grandma on the other side of the country because they can’t reach her on Skype. It’s a road trip with a difference – no phones, no sat nav, no paying for a meal with a credit card. Stella makes a great narrator as she watches her father, shorn of his usual helping tools, navigate this new situation. In doing so she lightly reveals the pitfalls that would beset us all if all the screens went blank while also gently leading readers to see that there could be some benefits.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for April 2021
Burning Sunlight by Anthea Simmons
Shades of Scarlet by Anne Fine
The Day the Screens Went Blank by Danny Wallace & Gemma Correll
Fourteen Wolves by Catherine Barr & Jenni Desmond
Weirdo by Zadie Smith, Nick Laird & Magenta Fox
Ruffles and the Red, Red Coat by David Melling
The Duck Who Didn't Like Water by Steve Small
An Alien in the Jam Factory by Chrissie Sains
A hilarious middle-grade road-trip adventure from bestselling author, comedian, and presenter Danny Wallace, with illustrations throughout from Gemma Correll. Perfect for fans of Liz Pichon and David Baddiel!
Imagine if all the technology in the world just . . . STOPPED. When ten-year-old Stella wakes up to discover a world full of BLANK screens, her family, town, and in fact the whole world seems to have been thrown into chaos. And what about poor Grandma who is stranded at the other end of the country?
Cue a rollicking madcap road trip, full of driving disasters and family fallouts, as they set off on a rescue mission. And along the way Stella and her family discover that being away from screens might not be the Worst Thing Ever, and even though they might not be able to rely on technology anymore, they can rely on each other instead.
|Publication date:||18th March 2021|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous, Science Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Best-selling writer, Danny Wallace, turned his hand to children’s fction with his debut Hamish and the WorldStoppers. Filled with his trademark humour, this fantasy adventure series was inspired by the books that set Wallace’s own young imagination alight. Everyone loves Hamish! The frst two books have received fantastic praise and children nationwide have devoured his stories. Hamish is a thoroughly endearing character and Danny’s writing has a sense of humour that appeals to kids and parents alike. Danny has collaborated with leading illustrator Jamie Littler, who brings the world of Hamish to life with ...More About Danny Wallace
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