Named as a Best Book to Look Out for in 2020 by Waterstones!
The third hilarious adventure for Charlie McGuffin, the boy who changes into animals when he gets nervous.
Charlie McGuffin is an actual superhero. He's gained control over his wacky ability to change into animals - he's even able to use it to turn the tables on school bully Dylan.
But there are some things Charlie can't control, like the arguments his parents keep having (which are making him more worried than ever) or the mysterious animal disappearances spreading through town (which might be connected to Charlie himself).
Can Charlie unravel the mystery of the pet-nappings before his biggest secret is revealed to the world...?
Praise for Charlie Changes into a Chicken:
'This is a really funny book!' Alice, age 8
'My body couldn't help but shake with laughter' Maren, age 10
'Belly-busting hilarity' The Guardian
'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?
'The best kind of silly' The Observer
'Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs
'Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island
Charlie Changes into a Chicken has been:
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 Book of the Year!
The best kind of silly
Fresh and funny . . . like a modern-day Dahl
Fresh and funny - this reads like a modern-day Dahl
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