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Feb 03 2020

Funny Kid kicks butt by Matt Stanton

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Funny Kid, book 6. HarperCollins Children's Books, 2019. ISBN: 9780733336027. 281 pp., pbk.
(Age: 8-10) Just what does a kid have to do to become famous? Especially more famous than that celebrity rich kid Spencer Daniels, with his humungous bodyguard, The Fridge.
Max, alias 'funny kid', is super confident of winning the major role of Captain Kickbutt in the new movie. But, things don't always go as planned, so Max and his friends must resort to 'borrowing' a superhero costume from the wardrobe department and, hey presto, Thunder Butt is born.
From rescuing a guinea pig up a tree to saving an old man from being run down by a bus, Superhero Thunder Butt must work very hard to achieve his dream of becoming famous. Then there is the matter of the stolen necklace from Hugo's family's jewellery store. Classmate Abby tried to sleuth it out, but she needs Thunder Butt's help to finally trap the culprit. Thunder Butt has no option but to embarrass and infuriate 'famous kid' Spencer during very public interviews, in a very mischievous way. While 'famous kid' throws a massive tantrum, Thunder Butt realises being a Superhero is not all fun, sometimes the best plan is to . . . RUN!
This entertaining little book is easy to read and should captivate children aged 8-10 who like adventure and plenty of action.
Joan Smith

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