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Full of the signature laugh-out-loud humour seen in his fabulously funny Thai-riffic!, OLIVER PHOMMAVANH has produced yet another totally engaging and hilarious story about finding your own special talents and having the confidence to use them.

IT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR NERDS, ONE GIANT LEAP TO BEING COOL.
Mama tells me I'm gifted and talented. But I know the truth. I'm just a nerd.

Kids call me Con-nerd - half Connor and all nerd.

I'm supposed to become a doctor but i have this deep, dark secret: I want to be a cartoonist.

And all of a sudden my mega-cool comics are getting noticed at school - I might even get into a special art class. That would sure impress this girl I'm keen on . . . and it might just be my chance to show the world my true destiny.

But I'm not sure Mama will see it quite that way . . .

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143304869

    May 30, 2011

    Puffin

    240 pages

    RRP $16.95

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  • EBook

    9781742533490

    May 25, 2011

    Penguin eBooks

    228 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2014
    Sakura Medal (Japan)
    Nominated
  • 2014
    Sakura Medal (Japan)
    Nominated
  • 2016
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2016
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2106
    YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2106
    YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted

Also by Oliver Phommavanh

Super Con-Nerd
The Other Christy
Stuff Happens: Ethan
Thai-no-mite!
Punchlines
Thai-riffic!