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The Accidental Prime Minister

Written by Tom McLaughlin

The Accidental Prime Minister Synopsis

When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go . . . and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start . . . Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains! A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!

The Accidental Prime Minister Press Reviews

'a really fun book and a very enjoyable read' * Patricia Thompson, Carousel (The Guide to Children's Books) * 'a fast read which was funny and full of humour' * Tamar Hollman, Teen Titles * 'A brilliant read for kids who dream big.' * Yattar Yattar Magazine * 'this is an entertaining read for those who enjoy slapstick humour.' * Kathryn Tyson, The School Librarian * Fans of David Walliams will love this book * The Teacher * 'A well-crafted attack on adults who take themselves too seriously' * Books for Keeps * 'The funniest book I've ever read' * The Guardian * 'thoughtful, ambitions yarn published just in time for the general election' * Alex O'Connell, The Times * 'manages to introduce the idea of politics for a 7+ audience with some serious points, but mainly laugh-out-loud humour' * MinervaReads blog * 'a wonderful middle-grade book that's topical and ripe for discussion' * Wondrous Reads blog * 'a totally hilarious story, brilliantly written and amusingly illustrated - with clear undercurrents of reality' * Parents in Touch * 'dramatises a common fantasy for many of us - what we might do if we were Prime Minister' * Lorna Bradbury, 'Best Books for Children this Easter', Telegraph * 'With this on the shelf, you'll have children voting to read!' * The Reading Zone *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192737748
Publication date: 17th March 2015
Author: Tom McLaughlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages

About Tom McLaughlin

Before becoming a writer and illustrator Tom spent nine years working as political cartoonist for The Western Morning News thinking up silly jokes about even sillier politicians. Then, in 2004 Tom took the plunge into illustrating and writing his own books. Since then he has written and illustrated picture books as well as working on animated TV shows for Disney and Cartoon Network. The Accidental Prime Minister is his debut children's novel. Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders and running out of tea and biscuits.

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