18 December 2018

Meet the characters

Charlie from Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

 

First up, we’ve got Charlie. He’s a very normal nine-year-old except that he changes into animals when he’s feeling anxious or stressed. Charlie tries to be an optimist but in reality, is a bit of a worrier. His older brother SmoothMove is not very well in hospital – which is really annoying as Charlie wants to prove he can beat him at FIFA. Charlie is due to be starring as Sad Potato Number 1 in the upcoming school play… Even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn't keen on turning into a pigeon in front of a big audience. With the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his new power – and fast!

Flora from Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

 

 

Then, there’s Flora. She’s easily the bravest of the four friends and has all sorts of crazy ideas for standing up to bullies. Basically, she’s a totally awesome and ice-cool genius. Mohsen and Wogan (you’ll meet them in a minute) are a bit scared of her – which is understandable seeing as she has a blue belt in karate. 

Mohsen from Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

 

 

Next up we have Mohsen. Mohsen and Charlie became best friends on their first day of reception. You can often find Mohsen wide-eyed in wonderment. He’s very kind and excellent at telling terrible jokes.

Wogan from Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

 

 

Wogan is Charlie’s other best friend. Wogan was actually meant to have been named Logan after Wolverine but his Dad got confused and named him after an old BBC presenter instead. He’s amazing at football and is a bit poo-obsessed. Wogan has accidentally been cast as the main star in the school play – as a big stalk of broccoli – and is dreading having to kiss Cara Cotton.

Dylan from Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

 

 

Finally (because he deserves to be right at the bottom), there’s Dylan. Full name: Dylan van der Gruyne. He’s the school bully, and really, really hates Charlie. Enjoys creeping and sneaking around and generally making life as difficult as possible for Charlie and his friends. Watch out for him.

Charlie Changes Into a Chicken is out on 7th February 2019 – pre-order your copy now!

  • Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

    Charlie Changes Into a Chicken


  • The first book in a hilarious new series for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams!

    'Belly-busting hilarity' The Guardian

    'The modern masterpiece . . . this savvy, comic tale ticks every box' The Daily Telegraph

    'The best kind of silly' The Observer

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    Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret . . .

    He can change into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino.

    Trouble is, he can't decide when - it only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has quite a lot to worry about:

    · His brother (who is in hospital)

    · His parents (who are panicking about it)

    · And the school bully (who has Charlie in his sights)

    And even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn't keen on changing into a chicken in the middle of the school play.

    So with the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power - and fast!


    Praise for Charlie Changes into a Chicken:

    'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Mail on Sunday

    'Cleverly daft storytelling at its very, very best' Maz Evans, author of Who Let The Gods Out?

    'Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom, and rivers of rhino poo' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

    'Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island

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