The first book in a hilarious new series for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams!
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize!
Longlisted for the Brandford Boase Award!
Longlisted for the Blue Peter Award!
The Guardian and The Telegraph's Children's Book of the Year!
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:
'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
'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
The best kind of silly
Cleverly daft storytelling at its very, very best
Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom, and rivers of rhino poo
Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious
Laugh out loud funny, with an important underlying message on how to cope with anxiety
Fresh and funny - this reads like a modern-day Dahl
In the words of Jean-Claude the pigeon, I am in love with this most delicious, beautiful and delectable book and I wish to fly away with it!
Brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely moving
So good you'll CLUCK with laughter!
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This may come as a surprise, but not every author starts out as one. Many have a variety of jobs before they even think of picking up that pen and putting it to paper. Here, Sam Copeland – author of the hit Charlie Changes into a Chicken series and new book Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything – shares his story.