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  • Published: 23 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143308096
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $9.99

Stuff Happens: Ned




Ned's worst fears are confirmed when he ends up in the class with the worst teacher in the school, possibly the world, away from his best mates. Things don't improve when the teacher seems to have adored both Ned's older siblings – how will he survive the day, let alone the whole year?

Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff.

At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

For Ned it happened with a new teacher.

Ned's worst fears are confirmed when he ends up in the class with the worst teacher in the school, possibly the world, and away from his best mates. Things don't improve when the teacher seems to have adored both Ned's older siblings – how is he going to survive the day, let alone the whole year?

Praise for Stuff Happens

'Stories about boys, aimed at boys and containing real-life stories of their school and home life are rare. Even rarer are those that have readily identifiable characters and situations, and engage, amuse and inform. But here they are.'

'An exciting new series written specifically for boys aged from seven to eleven . . . great additions for school libraries and for engaging reluctant boy readers. Outstanding!' Read Plus

'The fantastic Stuff Happens series.' reviewZOO

'I love a book that talks in a kid's voice. It makes us feel important and special. The thing I like the most about these books are that they tell different perspectives of everyday things in life.' Mr 10 – Readingtree.com.au

'The awareness of the emotional life of boys is slowly being recognised as a critical factor into the development of boys to be strong and courageous sensitive men. Stuff Happens explores feelings and emotions in an entertaining and humorous way, allowing boys to understand that it is OK to express emotion. This can only be positive! I highly recommend and love the books!' Deborah Jepsen, Educational and Developmental Psychologist – Melbourne Child Psychology / School Psychology Services

'As a mum to two boys aged 8 and 10, I was thrilled to find a book series that provided very real 'boy dilemmas' and connected feelings and behaviours, which can be really confusing for boys. What was even more exciting was how much the boys ate it up. My eldest read the first book in one sitting and I was back at the bookshop the next day to buy the entire series! My youngest loved being read to and was so engaged and interested in all the characters and their issues. Can't wait for the next instalment.' Marita Evans – Mum to Rupert, 10, and Henry, 8

  • Pub date: 23 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143308096
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Author

Andrew Daddo

Andrew Daddo has managed to have a crack at just about every aspect of the entertainment industry. He’s appeared on TV and stage, presented radio programs and podcasts, and even made movies.
Best of all, Andrew is an accomplished author. He has written 25 books including picture books, chapter books, short story collections, novels and a vague biography – he’s hard to pin down. He also talks up literacy in schools.

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