Love the new CBBC series? Read the original books! TV tie-in edition of the New York Times bestselling series about the hilarious adventures of a cheeky, loveable hero. In this story, Hank is the star in the school play, but a costume disaster on opening night threatens the whole show. Twelve-year-old Hank is a likeable, struggling hero that readers will adore. He is a smart and resourceful boy with a unique perspective on the world. Hank has dyslexia, and when problems arise, he deals with them in a way no one else would - putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents.
The 13X30-minute children's show first aired on CBBC from Jan 2014. CBBC is the top rating children's channel in the UK for 6-12 year olds. It is home to popular programmes such as Deadly 60, Horrible Histories, Shaun the Sheep, Merlin and Tracy Beaker. Henry Winkler, the author of the original books on which the TV series is based, stars as Mr Rock the music teacher. Series also features comedy talent Felicity Montagu as Ms Adolf (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, I'm Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones' Diary, Nighty Night) and Neil Fitzmaurice as Hank's dad (Peepshow, Mount Pleasant). Introducing Nicholas James as Hank. Backlist: Hank Zipzer, the World's Greatest Underachiever series.
Boys who struggle in school will especially appreciate the story, but this enjoyable, fast-paced novel will draw other children as well. Booklist
|Publication date:||6th March 2014|
|Author:||Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||General Fiction, Humorous, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, eBooks|
Henry Winkler As a child Henry Winkler was born in New York City, the son of Ilse and Harry Winkler who emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1939 before the beginning of the Second World War. He made his acting debut as Billy Budd in the eighth grade at the McBurney School for Boys in New York City. During his high school and college years, he studied in Lausanne, Switzerland and worked in a lumber mill in a small German town. As an adult Henry’s role as “The Fonz” in the popular US sitcom Happy ...More About Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver