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The Accidental Prime Minister Tom McLaughlin

The Accidental Prime Minister By Tom McLaughlin

The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

Condition - Very Good
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Grown-ups have had their turn at running things, and let's face it, they've been rubbish! It's time that a kid was in charge. Where there is grumpiness, may we bring giggles, where there is jelly, may we bring ice-cream, where there are chairs, may we bring whoopee cushions!

The Accidental Prime Minister Summary

The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go . . . and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start . . . Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains! A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!

The Accidental Prime Minister Reviews

'With this on the shelf, you'll have children voting to read!' * The Reading Zone *
'dramatises a common fantasy for many of us - what we might do if we were Prime Minister' * Lorna Bradbury, 'Best Books for Children this Easter', Telegraph *
'a totally hilarious story, brilliantly written and amusingly illustrated - with clear undercurrents of reality' * Parents in Touch *
'a wonderful middle-grade book that's topical and ripe for discussion' * Wondrous Reads blog *
'manages to introduce the idea of politics for a 7+ audience with some serious points, but mainly laugh-out-loud humour' * MinervaReads blog *
'thoughtful, ambitions yarn published just in time for the general election' * Alex O'Connell, The Times *
'The funniest book I've ever read' * The Guardian *
'A well-crafted attack on adults who take themselves too seriously' * Books for Keeps *
Fans of David Walliams will love this book * The Teacher *
'this is an entertaining read for those who enjoy slapstick humour.' * Kathryn Tyson, The School Librarian *
'A brilliant read for kids who dream big.' * Yattar Yattar Magazine *
'a fast read which was funny and full of humour' * Tamar Hollman, Teen Titles *
'a really fun book and a very enjoyable read' * Patricia Thompson, Carousel (The Guide to Children's Books) *

About Tom McLaughlin

Before becoming a writer and illustrator Tom spent nine years working as political cartoonist for The Western Morning News thinking up silly jokes about even sillier politicians. Then, in 2004 Tom took the plunge into illustrating and writing his own books. Since then he has written and illustrated picture books as well as working on animated TV shows for Disney and Cartoon Network. The Accidental Prime Minister is his debut children's novel. Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders and running out of tea and biscuits.

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The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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