Fizzlebert Stump: the boy who did PE in his pants by A.F. Harrold
Bloomsbury, 2016. ISBN 9781408853399
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. Fizzlebert Stump is a fun read and will engage readers with its quick wit and comedic events. Fizzlebert Stump is part of the circus and is learning to be a strongman. He finds himself lost in the woods after his parents accidentally leave without him. Fizzlebert is mistaken for a girl, mistreated by a very mean teacher and trapped in a net. He tries to escape but is unsuccessful. Meanwhile, a nasty girl named Piltdown is impersonating him at the circus and causing all sorts of bother. Will Mr and Mrs Stump realise they have the wrong child? How will Fizzlebert get home? What do freckles have to do with it all?
This book is highly recommended to readers aged 8+. The author has created a descriptive and eventful tale all the while conversing with the audience. This interaction makes it twice as hilarious as the author loves keeping the readers in suspense and readers will not be able to wait to get to the end.