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Something very weird is happening to Dawn and Rory. And it's not just their new step-family. Slurping slobberers want to suck their bones out. Strange steel sheep want to smash them to pieces. Giant frogs want to crunch them up. Cruel killer creepers want to squeeze the life out of them. Their parents can't help them. Dawn and Rory are on their own. It's wild. It's wacky. It's WICKED!

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780141300474

    October 31, 1998

    Puffin

    368 pages

    RRP $26.00

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Awards and Recognition

  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1997
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • CROW Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Winner
    Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1998
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KROC Children's Choice Awards
    2000
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2002
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Once
Maybe
Now
Gift of the Gab
After
Snot Chocolate
The Other Facts of Life
Toad Surprise
Worm Story
Aristotle's Nostril
Boy Overboard
Water Wings
Second Childhood
Toad Delight
Extra Time
Loyal Creatures
Pizza Cake
Teacher's Pet
Adults Only
Soon
Help Around the House
Too Small To Fail
Once And Then
Grace

Recommendations

WaR: Wizards And Robots
Doctor Who
The Martian
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
A Wrinkle In Time
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Boy Overboard
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Blast Off!
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
The Alchemyst
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead (Book 3)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Love, Simon
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
The Bfg
The Rains
Dracula