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  • Published: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760898014
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

Exploding Endings 1: Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes




A hilarious collection of short stories from award-winning author Tim Harris that will have readers laughing out loud.

What are the 79 wackiest excuses for being late to school? How do you stop a maniac dentist from terrorising children? Why is the new smartphone so ridiculously dumb? And what does it take to get every single student at Milford Junior School put on detention? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!

  • Pub date: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760898014
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Tim Harris

Tim Harris is the bestselling author of several laugh-out-loud series for kids, including Toffle Towers, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables and Exploding Endings.


A former primary school teacher of 15 years, Tim fills his stories with quirky scenarios, loveable characters and plenty of imagination. Tim’s ‘humour with heart’ writing style has seen his books receive multiple awards, including two KOALA Honour Books (2017 and 2019) and a CBCA Notable (2018). His books have been published in Australia and the USA, and have been translated into numerous languages.


An advocate for creativity and short stories, Tim conducts presentations and workshops that are both dynamic and entertaining. He is a sought-after presenter, having worked in hundreds of schools across Australia.


Tim lives in Sydney with his wife and four young children.

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