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Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares

Written by Paul Howard

Illustrated by Lee Cosgrove

Part of the Aldrin Adams Adventure Series

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Join Aldrin Adams on an unforgettable adventure as he steps into a world of mystery and magic and cheeses that seriously, SERIOUSLY pong!

Shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year 2021 - Irish Book Awards

Aldrin Adams is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary superpower. When he eats cheese, just before he goes to sleep at night, he can enter into other people's dreams . . . and their nightmares!  But why has he, of all people, been given this ability? What is he supposed to do with it? And why doesn't it come with some kind of instruction manual that explains how it works? There are so many questions that require answers. 

Luckily, Aldrin's dad owns the biggest and finest cheesemonger's for miles and miles around, offering him unlimited access to some of the stinkiest cheeses in the world as he tries to figure it all out. What Aldrin doesn't realise, as he embarks on his journey of discovery, is that he is being watched by Habeas Grusselvart, a mysterious, supernatural villain who creates nightmares for millions and millions of children every night. Suddenly, a young boy poses a threat to his plans to control the world through fear. Which is why he must be stopped - at all costs! 

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Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares Synopsis

 An adventure full of mystery, magic and cheeses that seriously, SERIOUSLY pong! ALDRIN ADAMS is an ordinary boy with an EXTRAORDINARY SUPERPOWER. When he eats cheese just before he goes to sleep, he can enter into other people's dreams . . . AND THEIR NIGHTMARES! But why has he got this power? And what is he supposed to do with it? HE NEEDS ANSWERS . . . AND FAST! What Aldrin doesn't realize is that he is being watched by a MYSTERIOUS, SUPERNATURAL VILLAIN who's creating nightmares for millions of children every night. Will an ordinary boy, armed with his pet frog and the STINKIEST CHEESE in the world, be enough to stop him?

A brilliantly funny, heartwarming story, perfect for fans of David Baddiel and Sam Copeland.

Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

The highlight of this book would be the cheesy cheese jokes and the illustrations by Lee Cosgrove. I think it would be suitable for 6–7-year-olds. Full review

Barney Clark (Age 8)

I would definitely recommend this book to readers 7+. Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares is a brilliant, exciting, funny book and I loved it. Full review

Skye Summers (Age 8)

Aldrin Adams and the cheese nightmares is a exquisite book for 6-40 aged people. It has a lot of comedy in it that includes the cheese jokes and funny characters. Full review

Matilda Browning (Age 7)

The plot's bonkers and the jokes are very silly! I really enjoyed it. Full review

Edward Barratt (Age 10)

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241441657
Publication date: 20/01/2022
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241441671
Publication date: 24/06/2021
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241441657
Publication date: 20th January 2022
Author: Paul Howard
Illustrator: Lee Cosgrove
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Funny
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About Paul Howard

Paul Howard is an author, journalist and comedy writer best known as the creator of the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly series, which have sold over one million copies and are critically acclaimed as satirical masterpieces. He has won a record four Irish Book Awards and had a Children's No. 1 Bestseller in Ireland in 2019 with the first of the Gordon's Game series, written with co-author former rugby international Gordon D'Arcy.

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