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  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781761042713
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $17.99

Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens




I'm Tom Weekly. If my life is an exploding chicken, this book is my attempt to glue it back together.

I have a few confessions. I've done a runner from the dentist. I'm petrified of clowns. Giant headlice tried to eat me. A lost sock nearly killed me. And you're not going to believe this, but I was attacked by Library Ninjas when
my book was five years overdue. Let my life be a warning to you.

Plus, how to get famous by:
1. Clapping
2. Collecting scabs
3. Knitting

  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781761042713
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows.
Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards.

His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded.

Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016 and has won many awards internationally, including a 2017 CBCA Notable book and 2017 book of the year for 5-8 year olds in the Speech Pathology book awards in Australia.

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Praise for Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens

This is a hilarious novel aimed at and highly recommended for boys aged 9+. Each chapter is a short story in itself so even the most reluctant readers will find themselves engaged in each descriptive and 'giggle' moment!

Kylie Kempster, readplus.com.au

Tristan’s My Life books should come with a warning about snorting aloud. Tom Weeks is back with his brand of bizarre daily life to make readers laugh out loud ... All in all, another hit for those readers who want the wacky side of life delivered up to them complete with scabs. Highly recommended for kids from around 8 years upwards.

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

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