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Surprise your mum with a chainsaw, be a bigger star than Tom Cruise, save the world with a plate of veggies, start your new life in a taxi, rescue your family with a tomato, send your dad into a panic with a tractor, do a good deed with a paper bag on your head pack your bags for a trip to the spleen, upset your auntie with ten kilos of chocolate, swap a bomb for three ice-creams on a train . . . and lots more.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143302629

    July 30, 2007

    Puffin

    224 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742280431

    July 30, 2007

    Penguin eBooks

    216 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2008
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Winner
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Honour Award
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2009
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Boy Overboard
Once
Maybe
After
Once And Then
Soon
Now
Snot Chocolate
Toad Delight
Gift of the Gab
Loyal Creatures
Extra Time
Pizza Cake
Too Small To Fail
Grace
Toad Surprise
Doubting Thomas
Aristotle's Nostril
Worm Story
Girl Underground
Water Wings
Second Childhood
The Other Facts of Life
Teacher's Pet

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Undercover Princess
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Elmer
Love, Simon
Everything, Everything
WaR: Wizards And Robots
Girl Online: Going Solo
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Boy Overboard
Scarface Claw
Paper Planes
A Wrinkle In Time
The Hazel Wood
The Martian
Ironheart
Two Wolves
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: A Play
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Turtles All the Way Down