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The Pipsqueak

Written by Ben Manley

Illustrated by Andrew Gardner

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The Pipsqueak Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Funny Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

A superhero story with a difference, funny, satisfying and revealing

Adventure, drama and the best superhero gang since Avengers Assemble, this picture book has the lot. The gang (little children all) have a great spot to play in and they like it very much. But when Solo, their worst enemy arrives, no-one can stand up to her and stop her spoiling it, not super-strong Brick or speedy Thunderbolt, or even brave Hero. No-one that is but Pip, a small pipsqueak with no obvious super-hero talents. Pip has one thing that Solo doesn’t though – the gang, and that’s what makes him powerful. The story explains with clarity and humour how much of a superpower it is to have friends, and that friends make things fun, not locations, no matter how great. It’s funny and satisfying and will be enjoyed on repeated readings. Andrew Gardner has a lot of fun illustrating the superhero gang and their base too. One for pipsqueaks everywhere!


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The Pipsqueak Synopsis

You don't need super powers to be a hero... or to make enemies into friends.

In Hero's gang, everyone has a special skill. Well, everybody but Pip. Pip isn't strong, he can't run fast or make himself invisible.

He might not have any amazing talents, but when bully Solo invades their spot, Pip shows the gang that you just need guts to be a hero.

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ISBN: 9781839130991
Publication date: 03/02/2022
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130991
Publication date: 3rd February 2022
Author: Ben Manley
Illustrator: Andrew Gardner
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Funny, Personal Social Health Economic , Personal Social Health Economic
Collections: Anti Bullying Week & World Kindness Day, 85 Brilliant Books about Friendship,

About Ben Manley

Ben Manley is a writer and designer. His writing is full of humour and heart with a touch of the gothic - as weird and wonderful as an atticful of vampire hamsters. He also works as a digital copywriter and web designer. Ben lives in Norwich with his wife and two children.

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