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June 2014 Debut of the Month Harry's an optimistic kid who never gives in but when Harry's dad loses his job he fears his mega-amazing film idea, without any money isn't going to happen. But Harry is resilient and is not one to give up, so join him on his hilarious ups and downs told through laugh-out-loud letters, emails, texts and more to his cousin Charley and to lots of famous people - the Queen, the Prime Minister and Harry Styles to name but three. Anyone, who likes their books to be laugh-out-loud funny will love Harry Riddles as will fans of Wimpy Kid, Barry Loser and Tom Gates.
Harriet Wilson, from publisher HarperCollins said “We snapped up Shoutykid because the hilarious voice of Harry Riddles shouted loud and clear that he was the funniest kid in fiction. You can’t help but fall for Harry – as his life unravels he remains relentlessly optimistic and his genuine belief that the world’s luminaries might lend him a hand (or a tenner) is both moving and side-splittingly funny. Now that Harry has found his voice, you’re sure to be hearing a lot more from him.”
My name is Harry Riddles and I am ten years old which my mum says is too young to have problems but she is WRONG. My dad just lost his job, which means we might have to move house and I need money to make my mega-amazing zombie movie but there is NO WAY I will sell my X-box! I've written to the Queen, Harry Styles, and the people off Dragons' Den who might be able help but I don't know if they'll write back. If you have any bright ideas for making money I'd love to hear them and I can tell you how to get past level 6 on World of Zombies if you like. Good luck and have fun,
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids reader review panel were invited to read and review this title.
Totally awesome...the trials of Harry Riddles life are laugh out loud funny. I could not stop laughing. Go out and grab a copy you won't be disappointed. Leia, age 10
If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Tom Gates you will like this book... it's really funny and it made me laugh. Isaac , age 8 Unlike any book I've ever read. I loved it! Sam, age 10
Awesome, epic, funny and entertaining. I love the way the book is written in the form of letters and emails and texts. I hope that the author writes lots more adventures for Harry. William, age 9
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
|Other Categories:||Books for Boys|
Simon Mayle grew up in the USA but now lives in Cornwall with his wife and their own shoutykids. He is an award-winning screenwriter for film and TV and amongst his credits are There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble – winner of a Brown Bear at Berlin Film Festival, Golden Griffin at Giffoni and best feature at Vienna and Kyoto festivals. Shoutykid is his debut children’s novel. Photo credit Monty WhitebloomMore About Simon Mayle