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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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    Or

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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
Maybe
Once
After
Once And Then
Soon
Now
Funny Stories: And Other Funny Stories
Help Around the House
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

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Blast Off!
The Martian
Two Wolves
The Hazel Wood
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Artemis Fowl
Turtles All the Way Down
Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Generation One: Lorien Legacies Reborn
Fallen