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May 03 2017

My life and other weaponised muffins by Tristan Bancks

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Penguin Random House, 2017. ISBN 9780143781066
(Age: 9-12) Recommended. Themes: Humour; School life; Family. Tom Weekly has once again shared the bizarrely crazy view of his life in this collection of random meanderings. His life goes seriously backwards at one point; toenails become inspirational food for story-writing; his first longed-for kiss is hijacked; his dog does something disgusting to his homework; he creates a money-making venture to sell head lice as a means to escape school; and his own mother uses muffins in a way that starts out well, but ends disastrously. Nothing is ever boring in Tom Weekly's life.
Tristan Bancks has a bizarre sense of humour that is well fed by suggestions from young devotees (and school brainstorm sessions). His quizzes and his list of 'Would you rather' questions is also enormously amusing. Any young reader who likes a little dose of 'gross' or 'yuck', with their humourous view of school and growing up will enjoy this latest offering in the My Life series.
Carolyn Hull

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