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A collection of short stories in the popular style of Morris Gleitzman's Give Peas a Chance and Pizza Cake - except, of course, even funnier!

Very Yummy Stories.

Stop your mum picking her nose, read the secret diary of a dog, catch a bus and then let it go, discover how one slice of toast can make you the most popular person in school, start wearing a crown and give up eating pig-nostril gruel, use a wrecking ball to defeat a bully, show your big sister the very scary secret in your wardrobe, unleash the awesome power of chips, live in a house that gets wiped clean more often than a bottom.

Funny stories from a favourite Australian author.


Yes, this Australian author can be relied upon for laughs and crazy antics, but each story in this collection has a chewy centre that tackles emotional issues with integrity. Morris Gleitzman gives his readers a subtle nudge to ponder some of life's bigger questions, minus condescension.

Frances Atkinson, Sydney Morning Herald

As in many of his books, Gleitzman’s stories display a wild and clever imagination. Also, too, he appeals to kids’ basic instincts with numerous references to peeing and pooing: ‘Sometimes life does a poo on your head and you just have to wear it.’ And too, he tells his tales in simple, easy-to-read sentences. There's no doubt young readers with a penchant for gross – and more subtle - humour will enjoy this book.

Dianne Bates, Buzz Words

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 31, 2016


    176 pages

    RRP $16.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    October 31, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    176 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    8–10 Years

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Boy Overboard
Once And Then
Toad Delight
Gift of the Gab
Loyal Creatures
Extra Time
Pizza Cake
Too Small To Fail
Toad Surprise
Give Peas A Chance
Doubting Thomas
Aristotle's Nostril
Worm Story
Girl Underground
Water Wings
Second Childhood
The Other Facts of Life
Teacher's Pet


Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Undercover Princess
Why I Love Footy
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Love, Simon
Alice-Miranda At School 1
The Witches
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Fish In A Tree
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Pippa's Island 3: Kira Dreaming
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
Friday Barnes 6: Danger Ahead
365 Days of Wonder
Ranger's Apprentice 4: Oakleaf Bearers