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Rescuing Dad

Written by Pete Johnson

Rescuing Dad Synopsis

Joe and Claire can see why Mum chucked Dad out. He looks a mess, he can't cook and he's useless around the house. Something must be done: they're the only ones who can help transform him into 'Dad Mark Two'. And when they unveil this new, improved dad, Mum will be so impressed she'll take him back on the spot! But then disaster strikes - Mum starts seeing the slimy and creepy Roger. And Joe and Claire's plans take an unexpected turn - with hilarious results.

Rescuing Dad Press Reviews

Pete Johnson's novel is funny and light but the humour disguises real emotional truth and depth . . . It offers some very funny and pertinent home truths for parents too * Guardian * A funny, positive and engaging exploration of a modern dilemma from a sure-footed storyteller * Carousel * Children are often the victims when a marriage falters or fails and in Rescuing Dad, Pete Johnson illuminates this distressing reality with the perception humour which is a trademark of his work . . . The events of Joe's birthday are as fine a piece of slapstick comedy as I have read * Books for Keeps * Pete Johnson has succeeded in presenting a sensitive subject in a light-hearted way without detracting from its seriousness * Children's Books in Ireland *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780440870913
Publication date: 27th October 2014
Author: Pete Johnson
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages

About Pete Johnson

PETE JOHNSON began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom inspired him to write his first book for children, and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain their viewpoint as he writes. He is the author of over forty books, including the bestselling How To Train Your Parents. Pete's books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into twenty-three languages. He lives in St Albans.

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