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If your child is a fan of Horrid Henry, The Dunderheads, or even St Trinians, then The Abominators and my Amazing Panty Wanty Woos should be next on their reading list.
Written for newly cynical 8 year olds (and older) this is a romp of a story, with lots of bad behaviour and frankly bizarre characters. The story nicely pokes fun at snobbishness and pre-conceptions, with the triumph of friendship in the end, and lots of very silly goings on and laughs on the way.
You can win one of two copies of The Abominators and my Amazing Panty Wanty Woos by telling us your favourite story of mischief at school. To enter, leave a comment at the end.
Cecil Trumpington Potts’ absurdly aristocratic family have been ruined, and now Cecil and his dad live in a tiny flat, eating only baked beans, and Cecil has to go to the scruffy school in the wrong end of town. Cecil has been sheltered by his nanny since birth, and believes it perfectly normal to talk about his ‘panty wanty woos.’ The school gang, the Abominators are appalled that Cecil wants to be friends with them. They have a reputation as the masters of mischief (such as filling the school toilets with strawberry jelly or the staffroom with frogs) that they can’t jeopardise by letting Cecil Trumpington-Potts be one of them. They set Cecil a series of set him challenges they are very sure he’ll never succeed at.
Cecil’s very funny naivety and quick –wittedness, and his preparedness for mischief too, helps him meet these challenges, and he becomes the hero of Grimely Primary, and shows up the snobbery of rival school, Lofty Heights in the posher end of town.
My nine year old deemed it ‘pretty funny’ and liked Cecil's toilet humour. He enjoyed it enough to whizz through the book in an afternoon, getting a fair few guffaws on the way. I am very much out of the book’s age range, but I really enjoyed it too; it has a fantastic pace, and got me giggling.
The Abominators and my Amazing Panty Wanty Woos is the first in a series by JL Smith, and illustrated by Sam Hearn, so its one to look out for. You can read an extract on the publishers website here
The review and giveaway copies of The Abominators and my Amazing Panty Wanty Woos have been kindly provided by publishers Little, Brown. Published February 2013.
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