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Aarrgh! Think being called chicken is a nightmare? Imagine actually turning into one! Charlie McGuffin has a secret. He’s started changing into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino. Trouble is, he can’t control when. It only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has lots to worry about. His brother is in hospital. His parents are panicking about it. The school bully has Charlie in his sights. And he’s got a role in the school play. Charlie really isn’t keen on changing into a chicken on stage, in the middle of the performance! How will he deal with his crazy new powers?

  • First in a brilliantly funny and heartfelt new series
  • Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams
  • A totally loveable story that’s winning huge acclaim
  • Fresh, accessible young fiction to keep children reading
  • The debut novel of exciting new talent Sam Copeland

“The best kind of silly.” Observer

“Belly-busting hilarity.” Guardian

“The modern masterpiece… this savvy, comic tale ticks every box.” Daily Telegraph

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268 in UK Primary September 2019 and 5862 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20







Date published

February 7th, 2019

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700L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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