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I'm Tom Weekly and eating is my favourite sport.

My mum’s raspberry muffins are weapons of minor destruction. I’ve been trapped inside a runaway car on a trip to buy ice cream. I accidentally invented meatball bungee. And my recipe for chocolate mousse has a secret ingredient that you don’t even want to know.

What would you rather do?
1. Ride a shark or a rhino?
2. Kiss a dog or a cat?
3. Needle in the eye or bum set on fire?

‘Like Dahl, Bancks is passionate about inspiring a love of reading in the young by placing fun at the centre of his storytelling.’ ANDY GRIFFITHS, author of the Treehouse series

Reviews

Tristan can go from writing the powerful and haunting Two Wolves to the whacky humour of his character Tom Weekly in the ‘My Life’ series with seeming ease . . . This fifth ‘My Life’ book is as laugh out loud funny as the others and the third to include a story written by a young writer . . . My Life and Other Weaponised Muffins is packed full of great images by Gus Gordon, short stories, jokes, cartoons, quizzes and lists ‘by’ character Tom Weekly and includes the idea of selling your head lice for fun and profit and raspberry and white chocolate muffins as weapons of minor destruction.

Megan Daley, Children's Books Daily

This title is a laugh-a-minute, rip-roaring read for adults and children alike.

Lisa Mercer, Reading Time

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143790129

    May 28, 2018

    Random House Australia Children's

    RRP $17.99

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    • The Nile
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  • Paperback

    9780143781066

    February 27, 2017

    Random House Australia Children's

    208 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9780143781059

    February 27, 2017

    RHA eBooks Child

    208 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

Also by Tristan Bancks

Tom Weekly 6: My Life and Other Failed Experiments
The Fall
Tom Weekly 4: My Life and Other Exploding Chickens
Tom Weekly 3: My Life and Other Massive Mistakes
Tom Weekly 2: My Life and Other Stuff That Went Wrong
Two Wolves
Kids Stink (A Tom Weekly Story)
Tom Weekly 1: My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up
Mac Slater 1: Coolhunter
Mac Slater 2: Imaginator
It's Yr Life

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