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The Iron, The Switch and The Broom Cupboard (Jiggy McCue) Paperback – 2 Jul 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Age Range: 6 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408304058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408304051
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 562,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book Description

Exciting relaunch of the bestselling series with fantastic new covers!

About the Author

At the age of ten Michael Lawrence wanted to be either an archaeologist or an astronomer. Everyone thought he was joking, so he went to art school instead. Since then he's been a graphic designer, an antiques dealer, and a photographer. He's also published a number of children's books and stories.

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Format: Paperback
I have read all the Jiggy McCue stories and love them all. My mum also loves Jiggy. When she reads to me she sometimes can't carry on for laughing.

This story is different from the others as Jiggy doesn't have his real friends to help him. I think that is why Jiggy seems seriously unhappy a lot of the time.

I won't say who Swoozie is as it might ruin the story but I think she is a very considerate little girl and helps Jiggy to deal with being in a strange world.

There are lots of funny parts especially the Extreme Ironing competition.

I missed having Pete in the story but I liked the clever version of Eejit Atkins Jiggy met at Arnie Snit school. The other Angie wasn't much fun. I liked Swoozie. She would make a good musketeer in Jiggy's own world.

The other Mr Rice is not as shouty as the Ranting Lane one. Maybe they could swap places through the cupboard. I'd like to see a teacher wearing a teletubby suit.

Mr Numnuts is also a good character. My mum says that some parents won't like their kids to know what his name means.

Now that I've finished 'The iron, the switch and the Broom cupboard' my mum says I'll have to wait another whole year at least for a new story. She says l'll have to re-read my favourite bits from the other books while I'm waiting. I'm starting with the bit in the Poltergoose where Pete runs in slow-motion. Then I might read the bit in 'Neville the Devil' where Jiggy hangs out of the window upside down wearing only a pair of musical underpants with flashing lights.

JoJo (Joseph) Reed aged 8
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A Kid's Review on 8 Nov. 2008
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You have got to get this book as it is so exciting. It's about this person called Joseph McCue or Jiggy for short. In the story Jiggy swaps places with a Juggy from another school and that's just the beginning of his adventure. I recommend this book is for 8 to 11 year olds as it is funny and different. It is a lovely present for any child.
Liza from year 4, Knightwood School
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When I was 8 or 9 years old, or perhaps 10 or 11 or 12 maybe - to sum up younger than I am now - I really genuinely loved these books. They were the sort of books that me and my brother would quote to each other on long car journeys, they made me snort in public places. The writing was just the right style to engage a younger reader, one who couldn't quite understand Jane Austen or the Brontes just yet.
This particular one was the last one I read, not because it was disappointing - far from it - just because once the next one came out I had grown up. It tells of a situation in which the protagonist switches with a version of himself from another dimension. Not exactly Shakespeare, but a situation which gives a lot of room for plot, and when you're that age, plot is really all you want. Reading a very long book in which nothing happens is not good, you want something quick, exciting and fast paced to keep your hyperactive sugar fed mind interested, and these books do that.
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Poor Jiggy McCue, the world is against him and we find it hilarious. I read with my 10-year old and 11-year old, and it had us in giggles so we went and bought another 6 Jiggy books. Best when read out loud and in company, this has taken over from Jeremy Strong as the book choice for the evening. Chosen ahead of TV and video games on Christmas night - success!
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