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Product description

These hilarious stories will teach you everything from how to make friends with a rubbish bin to how to save lives with a paperclip. Brim full of varied tales told with Morris Gleitzman’s celebrated wit and wisdom, this book guarantees to be a rib-tickler for boys, girls and even parents! Covering paperclips, pickaxes, pizza and a whole lot more in between, it is a book that needs to be read to be believed. Discover how a big banana can ruin your sister’s holiday, bounce on a vampire’s bed, and imagine a world where teachers earn more money than a rock star!

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Date published

June 7th, 2012

Lexile measure

660L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.3; Middle years; 5.0 points



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Morris Gleitzman

130657 morris gleitzman 1 743226


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  1. Fairy thumb 11

    on 17 February 2015

    i am reading this book and one of the stories that i have read is saving mrs fosdyke and emmy one of her students is the reason that she is leaving to another school. so emmy has a plan to take her backthe plan is: she will wait until she gets into the class room then get all the bigger kids in the class to lie down in-front of the door to barricade it shut. then she would call the tv news people and tell them that they were holding mrs fosdyke a hostage…

    an amazing story if you had the chance to read it then do so or you could get the book from the birmingham libary

  2. Gruffalo 113679

    on 8 March 2014

    A funny and interesting book

  3. Pearl 113298

    on 8 March 2013

    This was sent to me for review, it’s very funny!

  4. Default avatar 807810

    on 2 August 2012

    the cover shows like its going to be interesting

    5out of 5
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    on 21 June 2012