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9 books full of chuckles for up to 8-year-olds

These books will make even the most serious of readers laugh out loud - try and resist chuckling at a dog with hair extensions, a wisecracking feline or some utterly revolting rhymes. Prepare to laugh those socks off, these stories are simply HILARIOUS.

 

The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog: Master of Disguise by Jeremy Strong

Trevor’s unusually speedy dog Streaker is behaving as badly as ever and with mysterious pet-knappings happening all around he needs to find a way to keep Streaker safe. Cue Trevor’s NOT-girlfriend Tina with a cunning plan to disguise Streaker with her Mum’s hair extensions and hair dye. Readers will laugh all the way to the end, with Streaker like you’ve never seen him before. Warning! Side effects include aching cheeks and tears of laughter.

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Emoji: Official Sticker Book

What’s your favourite emoji? Is it the puppy? Cat? Or a smiley face? Get creative with over 1000 emoji stickers in this emoji-tastic book. You can colour, create, doodle and draw, even take a trip to the emoji salon, record your dreams in the dreamoji diary, write secret emoji messages and have a whole lot of emoji fun. This smiley activity book to satisfy every sticker fan!

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Danger Mouse: Are We Nearly There, Yeti? by Ernest Penfold

Get involved in one of Danger Mouse’s most DANGEROUS missions yet! Join familiar favourites Danger Mouse and his partner Penfold as they embark on a mountain adventure through the Himalayas. But watch out – there might be yetis about! A fun-filled, action-packed story with a mysterious villain, featuring the world’s greatest secret agent.

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The Diary Of A Killer Cat by Anne Fine

Tuffy the cat just happens to be a killer: of birds, mice, rabbits and just about any other innocent creatures. But, Tuffy doesn’t see anything wrong with it. He’s a cat, after all! This fantastic feline tale is told through the eyes of Tuffy, who has a particularly witty and wisecracking way about him. He’s a thoroughly entertaining puss! This is a hilarious read for cat lovers and any young reader who loves a spot of mischief!

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Danger Mouse: License To Chill by Ernest Penfold

Danger Mouse and expert crime-fighting sidekick Penfold have an icy case to crack, stopping evil Baron Greenback and his fiendish fridge-freezer from destroying summer forever. Packed with all the wit and humour of the hit CBBC show - there’s action, adventure and laugh out loud moments. This is a must-read for all mouse spy fans.

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Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl

An anteater that will eat your favourite Aunt, a hedgehog that makes a particularly prickly seat, a carnivorous crocodile that eats little boys and girls and a flying cow that just happens to poo on someone’s head! From a storyteller with a never-ending imagination - these are just some of Roald Dahl’s dastardly dirty and revolting rhyming perfectly peculiar poems. They'll delight even the biggest of imaginations.

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Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter

Mr Majeika is an extraordinary teacher with magical powers who flies in through the window of Class Three at St. Barty’s Primary School on a magic carpet - much to the surprise of his students! Unable to leave his wizarding ways behind, Mr Majeika can’t help but turn badly behaved pupil Hamish Bigmore into a frog and give him vampire teeth. This is a light-hearted and mischievous read for any young reader who craves a sprinkle of magic.

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A Summer Double Daisy by Kes Gray

There are two tales for the price of one in this Summer-style edition of Daisy and friends, and of course, that means double the trouble! Whether she’s making some furry friends on her exotic holiday in Spain, or to trying to bag a prized coconut at the local fair, Daisy always manages to get into a spot of bother. There’s always plenty of mischief and mayhem following this gal, and it’s a guaranteed laugh out loud affair.

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My Brother’s Famous Bottom Makes a Splash! By Jeremy Strong

Get ready to laugh your pants off at the latest in Jeremy Strong’s My Brother’s Famous Bottom series. In this instalment, Nicholas and his family are off on holiday to Turkey, but it’s not long before things take a turn for the outrageous: Mum’s taken up belly-dancing, Dad’s gotten into a spot of poolside bother, and Cheese and Tomato have befriended some stray turtles. Shameless summer silliness from the ‘King of Comedy’, this is an ideal read for taking on holiday. Bottoms up!

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