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Something very weird is happening to Dawn and Rory. And it's not just their new step-family. Slurping slobberers want to suck their bones out. Strange steel sheep want to smash them to pieces. Giant frogs want to crunch them up. Cruel killer creepers want to squeeze the life out of them. Their parents can't help them. Dawn and Rory are on their own. It's wild. It's wacky. It's WICKED!

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141300474

    October 31, 1998

    Puffin

    368 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1997
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • CROW Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    2000
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2002
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults

Also by Morris Gleitzman

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

Recommendations

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
Father Christmas’s Fake Beard
Doctor Who
The Martian
Generation One: Lorien Legacies Reborn
Warcross
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
A Wrinkle In Time
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
Boy Overboard
How To Be A Bawse
Fallen
The Alchemyst
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: A Play
Artemis Fowl
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Tales Of The Peculiar
Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)