Mr. Baboomski and the Wonder Goat

Written by Richard Joyce

Illustrated by Freya Hartas

Mr. Baboomski and the Wonder Goat Synopsis

Tom's life takes a turn for the worse when his Dad ups sticks and moves them to Trefuggle Bay. But things get interesting when he meets two unusual new friends. Parked in an old caravan at the end of a cliff, live two legends of the Escorvian circus. The amazing Berto Baboomski and his performing goat Zoltan. Berto may be a crazy-looking nutcake with a bonkers moustache, but he's full of circus wisdom - which he passes onto Tom, along with a few tricks. Soon Tom's new found circus skills are put to the test as he, Berto, and Zoltan put on a show-stopping performance in order to save the town from some truly fishy goings on. As Berto would say 'This skaboonky story will have you cheerzing like a nutcracker!'

Mr. Baboomski and the Wonder Goat Press Reviews

A seriously silly, funny story * The School Librarian * 'hilarious adventure story' * Debbie Williams, Primary Times * 'It's ideal for young, confident readers who love Andy Stanton's Mr Gum stories, and David Walliams' off-the-wall humour. Expect laughs a-plenty.' * Birmingham Mail *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192744609
Publication date: 23rd December 2015
Author: Richard Joyce
Illustrator: Freya Hartas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages

About Richard Joyce

Richard Joyce has written two adult non-fiction books, the first about cricket - a sport he has an unhealthy obsession with - was nominated for the MCC and Cricket Society Book of the Year. His first book for children is the product of an alphabetical negotiation: his family lobbied him for a pet, he offered them an ant, they badgered him for a badger, he countered with offers of a centipede, dust mite, earwig and flea; in the end they settled on a story about a goat. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children. Freya Hartas is ...

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