Publication Date: 02/04/2015 ISBN: 9780192737748 Category:

The Accidental Prime Minister

Tom McLaughlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 02/04/2015 ISBN: 9780192737748 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe’s speech becomes famous all over the world!
Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go . . . and that’s how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start . . .
Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains!
A hilarious story of one boy’s meteoric rise to power!

Publisher Review

'a really fun book and a very enjoyable read' * Patricia Thompson, Carousel (The Guide to Children's Books) * 'a fast read which was funny and full of humour' * Tamar Hollman, Teen Titles * 'A brilliant read for kids who dream big.' * Yattar Yattar Magazine * 'this is an entertaining read for those who enjoy slapstick humour.' * Kathryn Tyson, The School Librarian * Fans of David Walliams will love this book * The Teacher * 'A well-crafted attack on adults who take themselves too seriously' * Books for Keeps * 'The funniest book I've ever read' * The Guardian * 'thoughtful, ambitions yarn published just in time for the general election' * Alex O'Connell, The Times * 'manages to introduce the idea of politics for a 7+ audience with some serious points, but mainly laugh-out-loud humour' * MinervaReads blog * 'a wonderful middle-grade book that's topical and ripe for discussion' * Wondrous Reads blog * 'a totally hilarious story, brilliantly written and amusingly illustrated - with clear undercurrents of reality' * Parents in Touch * 'dramatises a common fantasy for many of us - what we might do if we were Prime Minister' * Lorna Bradbury, 'Best Books for Children this Easter', Telegraph * 'With this on the shelf, you'll have children voting to read!' * The Reading Zone *

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