Publication Date: 21/03/2019 ISBN: 9781408898901 Category:

Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine

Mr Greg James, Chris Smith, Erica Salcedo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: 21/03/2019 ISBN: 9781408898901 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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The third book in the laugh-out-loud funny Kid Normal series for readers aged 8+, from radio stars Greg James and Chris Smith

Praise for KID NORMAL:

‘So funny, it’s almost criminal’ – Independent
‘Outrageous capers’ – Guardian


Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes’ Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes lead the charge.

But Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no hero at all. And he’s building a dastardly device to prove it.

When Kid Normal enters the Shadow Machine, THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME …

Publisher Review

After the reading and loving the first two books in this series, I was very excited ... And it was as good as, if not better! The story is great, it's hilarious and I can't wait to read another! I have told all my friends about this series and they're now reading them too. Highly recommend - a brilliant read! * Toppsta * It is a very funny book and makes you laugh out loud. It is filled with exciting adventure ... It is definitely worth reading this book, if you are fans of Diary Of the Wimpy Kid or Tom Gate[s] books * Toppsta * This was a great and funny book ... It was so hilarious at some points but mysterious at other parts. I would recommend this book to children aged 9+ * Toppsta * PRAISE FOR KID NORMAL: So funny, it's almost criminal * Independent I * Outrageous capers for eight and up ... Amusingly surreal super-powers and a trust yourself message combine to strong effect with Erica Salcedo's entertaining, huge-eyed images * Guardian * An extraordinary tale about an ordinary boy in a world of heroes ... A fast-paced, humorous adventure with likeable heroes and a suitably ridiculous, evil villain * Times Educational Supplement * Packed with very amusing asides, it's a fun and fast-paced read that will make James and Smith into children's heroes * Western Mail * Chock full of slapstick humour, outrageous characters and pop culture references. It mocks school pecking orders and will make all kids who have fallen foul of them feel much better about it. And somehow, it ties all the mania together in a credible and thrilling story * The Bookbag * A superlative adventure story that will resonate with children who like to read whacky, wild things * Books Monthly * This spoof superhero epic certainly delivers: deliciously dastardly villains, capes, tights and mild-mannered heroes. Yet it also explores familiar school anxieties that everyone else is smarter, stronger, better * BookTrust * A very promising start to a laugh-out-loud funny adventure series * Parents in Touch * Incredibly funny, witty and stuffed full of heart * Book Lover Jo *

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