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Nov 05 2020

Timmy the ticked off pony: Bite me by Magda Szubanski

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Scholastic, 2020. ISBN: 9781743832172.
Recommended. This is the second book in the series by this funny and well loved Australian star and follows Timmy the ticked off pony and the poo of excitement.
In this edition Timmy is trying to rebuild his reputation after the awful events of the first book 'The poo of excitement', and finding out how powerful friendship can be.
I thought that this book was a really good follow-on from the first, however Magda has successfully written this book as a standalone and readers will be able to use her recaps as a good foundation for knowing what has already happened.
As with the first book, I love the illustrations and think they are extremely funny and engaging for the reader. I love the topics covered in this book - friendship, embarrassment, emotion and of course poo!
I gave this book to my 10 year old son and this is his review:
"I thought this book was very funny, just like the first one. Timmy is pony who becomes the most hated in the world, so he needs to try and change that and get people to like him.
I don't have a favourite part, as I think all of the story was funny. This book is easy to read and would be really good for younger kids who have just learnt to read longer books. I did really like the pictures, and think the illustrator did the best job. Timmy is hilarious and I think his character is cool. Most kids 6-9 years old would think this book is funny and like to read it. Older kids like me could read it to their younger sisters or brothers. 4 out of 5 stars!"
Lauren Fountain

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