Publication Date: 01/08/2017 ISBN: 9781406373349 Category:

They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School!

Simone Lia, Simone Lia

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date: 01/08/2017 ISBN: 9781406373349 Category:
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Mr B's review

Marcus the worm, faced with imminent slurping by a pigeon who looks like a chicken, stalls for time brilliantly with the line “What is your name and do you have a hobby, please, sir?” And so being eaten is avoided (or just delayed?) and an unlikely friendship begins. Soon Marcus becomes pigeon Laurence’s navigator on his mission to Kenya to take up a new life as a flamingo. Utterly bonkers and full of comic refrains that reduced my kids to tears of laughter.


A buddy comedy featuring a worm and a chicken-like bird that will have readers wriggling with laughter.

Marcus is a worm. He likes the colour brown. He likes mud (because it’s brown). And he likes digging holes in the mud-brown earth. Strangely, he likes beat boxing, too. But when Marcus meets Laurence (a scruffy, fat bird who looks a lot like a chicken … and thinks he’s a flamingo!), he comes face to face with his worst fear. Will he get eaten for breakfast? It is a Very Bad Situation. Marcus has two choices: Survive, Or get slurped up like a piece of spaghetti. Mustering all his worm instincts, he finds himself striking up a conversation. It’s amazing how a simple “Good morning!” can end up saving your life… And so begins a tale of high adventure, wily tricks and unlikely friendship. Simone Lia has created a heartwarming comedy classic that will have readers wriggling with laughter.

Publisher Review

“If you’re a fan of `odd couple on a road trip’ movies, then you have hit the jackpot with Simone Lia’s new offering. […] warm and funny story […] The story generates genuine laugh-out-loud moments and, alongside the highly appealing illustrations, would make a brilliant read-aloud story for children.” * The School Librarian * “This was overall a good book! So good, that when I put my book down to go to bed, I was thinking that what I read was exciting.” * First News reader review * “Its so hilarious, funny and super sweet. This is a must-read book for every single bookworm out there. Even if you don’t really like reading, I really recommend everyone to read this book. Honestly this is one of my personal favourite books ever!” * *

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