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 . . .
“Must read. Getting geeky is no longer freaky.”
K Zone magazine
Sakura Medal (Japan)
Nominated • 2014 • Children's Book
REAL Children's Choice Awards
Shortlisted • 2016 • Older Readers
YABBA Children's Choice Awards
Shortlisted • 2106 • Fiction for Older Readers