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A new, laugh-out-loud series from the author and illustrator of Saurus Street.

A new, laugh-out-loud series from the author and illustrator of Saurus Street.

Billy is in serious trouble. He’s struggling with his shapeshifting lessons, there’s a werewolf out to get him and he’s got the school soccer trials tomorrow.

His best friend Jeanie is there to help, but how do you catch a werewolf when you don’t know who it is?

In a world where shop owners can turn into hamsters and teachers are trying to eat you, who can a ten-year-old were-dragon trust?

Reviews

Written at a fast clip, interspersed with eye-catching fonts to emphasise the mood and the meaning, this is a new series from the creators of Saurus Street written to capture the imaginations of those on the cusp of being independent readers and moving onto novels. Billy’s adventures will appeal to all those who can think of better ways to spend their days than being at school, secretly wishing the teacher would disappear in a puff of smoke – which is almost what happens when he sets her hair on fire as he morphs into a dragon in the classroom.

Barbara Braxton, OZTL_NET

Tony Flowers’ quirky illustrations are more than just decoration – they are an integral part of the story that teach as much as they tell. While they have a cartoon-like appearance, the detail in the diagrams and the accompanying text not only explain the story but also provide a model for the reader to produce their own.

Barbara Braxton, OZTL_NET

The authors create vivid images through exaggeration, humour, and detailed noun groups and verb groups. One of my favourite expressions from the story was ‘ a nose so sharp it could cut cheese.”

Bronte Cramb, Townsville Bulletin

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857983077

    March 3, 2014

    Random House Australia Children's

    144 pages

    RRP $12.99

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  • EBook

    9780857983084

    March 3, 2014

    Random House Australia

    144 pages

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