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Product Description

Aaarrggh! Jack’s in big trouble. He’s in hospital with a broken leg, and the police are after him. All because of a supermarket display, an old-age pensioner… and a horde of KILLER TOMATOES! Whatever you do, don’t buy this killer comedy unless you’re ready to laugh your socks off!

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Date published

January 4th, 2007

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.9; Middle years; 3.0 points

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  • 160 pages


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Jeremy Strong

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Jeremy Strong is an author that children choose to read, time and time again. Like it frantic? Like it funny? Split your sides with riotous rib-ticklers from the king of comedy, full of suspense, mystery, wild twists of fate – and Jeremy Strong’s trademark cheeky chuckles! Whether it’s a baby’s bottom, a flying cow or a can of killer tomatoes, each of his books has a very silly special ingredient.

Born in 1949, Jeremy Strong has spent most of his life in a dream. At the age of three he fell out of a first floor window and landed on his head. He was in hospital for a week, with a broken arm and a headache. Luckily he recovered, although he was always accident-prone as a child. He broke various bones and had stitches for big head cuts. This was because he spent most of his time out in the fields near his house playing. The ‘stitches score’ went something like this: Riding a bike at a thousand miles an hour – five stitches. Falling out of tall trees – four stitches. Playing kiss-chase – three stitches.

At school he enjoyed playtime, lunchtime, and half past three. He also liked making things up and writing about them. He spent his teenage years writing poems for his girlfriend, Susan, until she gave in and married him.

After his eventful childhood he eventually became a primary school teacher, and is now a full time writer. He has written over 70 books, including the hugely popular Hundred Mile an Hour Dog books.

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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2014

    hilarious. maisie is a great character,

  2. Croc 113527

    on 4 March 2014

    I liked this story because they said funny things like “cross my heart or die by a fart”!

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    It wasn’t Jeremy’s best book

  4. Jane blonde 113694

    on 5 March 2013

    it might be funny.

  5. Croc 113527

    on 26 June 2012

    I did not like it at all because what can you do in the hospital when your sick or hurt?

    1out of 5
  6. Evie 113313

    on 7 March 2012

    this is soo funny

  7. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 21 June 2011

    it roocks the tomatoes are cool man

  8. Dog 113532

    on 3 March 2011

    A really good book for ages 7 and up! The concept is highly amusing, and a great book to read aloud as a class. You will need to finish, and a great read for those just starting to move onto novels.

  9. Abigail 113288

    on 3 March 2011

    I thought this book was really funny even though I didn’t understand some of it!

    4out of 5
  10. Petula 113689

    on 11 February 2011

    this book was alright but it wasnt jeremey strongs best book

    4out of 5
  11. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 25 January 2011

    izul is silly he really took his socks off as he laughed

  12. Evie 113313

    on 6 May 2010

    Funny book!!!

  13. Storm 113293

    on 31 January 2009

    it is so cool

    5out of 5