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Jun 15 2017

Funny kid for president by Matt Stanton

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ABC Book, 2017. ISBN 9780733335976
(Age: 8-11) Funny kid for president is the hilarious junior novel from the popular author illustrator team of Matt and Beck Stanton. Their extremely popular picture books include This is a ball and Did you take the B from my -ook? In the style of Diary of a wimpy kid and Tom Gates, Max Walburt, funny kid, class clown and Redhill Middle School student, introduces us to the ups and downs of his life.
Who pooped in Mr Armstrong's storeroom? His teacher is a volcano waiting to erupt and Max is singled out as the culprit. Even though Max has not pooped since Monday, he has to clean up the mess. After school, Max and Hugo, his second best friend, plot a super-massively-red-faced-embarrassing revenge for Mr Armstrong. This plan leads them into all sorts of trouble, as disaster follows them and so does a stalker duck. Abby Purcell overhears the friends plotting and dobs to the teacher.
Principal Sniggles becomes involved in the altercation between Max and his teacher and suddenly their class is involved in electing a class president. With Hugo as his political manager and someone sabotaging the other candidates' campaign, does Max have any chance of winning?
This is a funny junior novel, filled with comical close-ups of Max's emotional outbursts and plenty of gross situations including the great library vomit-apocalypse.
Rhyllis Bignell

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