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The funniest kid in fiction is back and he's got a lot to SHOUT about! Hi there, So I've joined a band with Jess and this new kid, Kevin, who is pretty annoying but also a REALLY talented guitar player. We've got a good shot at winning the Battle of the Bands competition for our school as long as Kevin doesn't get expelled first. But here's the thing, my dad has this crazy idea to take me, my mum, my EVIL sister and my twin brothers sailing round the world. For TWO years!!!! Swimming with dolphins, and scuba diving would be pretty cool, but how am I meant to reach rock stardom if I'm stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean? Good luck and have fun. Harry Riddles
The loudest kid in fiction is back brand-new story. And he's still got a lot to shout about! Harry's school is running out of money and might even have to close but then his friend Jessica tells everyone that Harry will know how raise the money needed to keep it open. The pressure is on. Can Harry save the school? Probably, but first he needs to finish his game of World of Zombies RUN!
The funniest kid in fiction aka SHOUTYKID is back and has more to shout about than ever! When he's packed off on a school trip to `Adventure Camp' for half term Harry is less than thrilled. He'd planned to spend his holiday shooting zombies, not kayaking, abseiling and perfecting his archery skills! Even worse than all the outdoor activities, Harry's been put in a dorm with his arch-nemesis Ed Bigstock!!! And if Ed finds out Harry's deepest secret - that he's afraid of the dark - he'll have a whole lot more to deal with... Follow Harry's hilarious ups and downs told through laugh-out-loud letters, emails, texts and more!
You’ve got to love Harry Riddles. A boy who faced with the challenge of the Aqualand Kamikaze slide emails Alan Eustace, holder of the world record for free-falling from space, for advice! Harry’s life is a series of challenges but he’s resolutely optimistic: now playing the drums in a band, and worrying that a fellow band-member is making moves on girlfriend Jessica, he’s still happy to email Michael Eavis for a booking! Harry’s good humour is infectious and his life, as described in his emails, letters and messages, provides endless opportunities for humour. Nikalas Catlow’s black and white illustrations are extra fun and these satisfyingly chunky books are quick and cheery reads.~ Andrea Reece
April 2015 Book of the Month Harry Riddles, aka the Shoutykid, is back for a new adventure. How can he solve all the problems of his family? Most urgently, with twins imminent, how can he get his sister a job far, far from home so that he doesn’t have to give up his bedroom when the twins come? Harry’s letters and emails to everyone he thinks might be able to help including President Obama and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are fresh and funny. They capture the widely varying concerns of Harry and many of his contemporaries. Devotees of Geek-lit, as typified by Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates or Barry Loser, will be delighted with this second book in Simon Mayle’s laugh-out-loud series, Shoutykid. Harry Riddles has all the right geek credentials: an obsession with computer games; a dorky friend; an evil big sister; and a new threat to his happiness (his mother is about to give birth to twins). The action is described in a series of written communications with friends, family and, even on occasion President Obama and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Letters, emails, texts and even the World of Zombies community forum are all employed to good comic effect and the epistolary format makes this a quick, easy read. Harry is resolutely cheerful, even when things are not going well, and these are warm as well as very funny stories. ~ Andrea Reece Harriet Wilson, from publisher HarperCollins said about How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie, the first book in the Shoutykid series “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.”
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.”
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