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The Astounding Broccoli Boy Paperback – Unabridged, 25 Feb 2016
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This is classic Cottrell Boyce: brilliantly funny, believable and very human. (The Bookseller)
Frank Cottrell Boyce has cracked it again with a fast-paced adventure about a boy who turns green . . . a rallying cry for the power of difference. (Lorna Bradbury Telegraph.co.uk)
An action-filled romp from an all-star author. (Metro)
A funny, silly and underlyingly serious story about self-belief, slapstick adventures, a very endearing penguin, the miraculousness of London and the value of being nice to people. It also carries the message that even if your are small (or any other size) and green (or any other colour), you should never be pushed around. (Nicolette Jones Sunday Times)
Family and friends, the power of the imagination, tackling bullies and learning that real heroes come in every shape and size are just some of the themes covered in this delightful, laugh-out-loud reading odyssey which has been brought to glorious life by Steven Lenton's quirky illustrations and is guaranteed to enchant both children and parents. (Lancashire Evening Post)
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Would hugely recommend! In fact am planning to read it myself now, on my son's recommendation!
Central to the story is Rory Rooney, a small boy bullied by his nemesis Tommy-Lee (Grim) Komissky. Yet Rory is seen as an oddity by his classmates who sympathise with Grim when he goes into anaphylactic shock after eating one of Rory’s Chocolate Frisbees. You see he is allergic to nuts. When the Killer Kitten disease starts to spread across the country, threatening Christmas, Rory is not comforted when he turns green and put into an isolation unit with Grim, who has also turned green. But the story continues with the two boys awarding themselves superhero status. They enter Rory’s imaginary superhero comic book version of his life as they set out on a mission to fight baddies and save London. There are some hilarious episodes with the raiding of The Bank creating a “laugh out loud” moment and the introduction of Peter the penguin and Koko, a politically interested girl who has also turned green. The Prime Minister should be very afraid of Koko.
As a primary school teacher I have a pretty good idea as to books that will work and those that will fall flat. I returned to school after the holidays raving about this one. Although teachers would easily be able to find extracts to read aloud, overall it is best read by the children themselves. They will enjoy the sweet illustrations by Steven Lenton, which add a comic touch to the text without being intrusive and they’ll love the layout and chapter headings making the whole experience a joy. Brilliant work.
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