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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 . . .

Reviews

Must read. Getting geeky is no longer freaky.

K Zone magazine

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143304869

    May 30, 2011

    Puffin

    240 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742533490

    May 25, 2011

    Penguin eBooks

    228 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • Sakura Medal (Japan)
    2014
    Nominated
    Children's Book
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2016
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2106
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers

Also by Oliver Phommavanh

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

Recommendations

The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Fish In A Tree
Love, Simon
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Thirteen Reasons Why
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
The Witches
Two Wolves
Now
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Everything, Everything
Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Generation One: Lorien Legacies Reborn
Twelve Nights