Chocolate Milk, X-Ray Specs & Me!

by Bethany Walker (author) and Jack Noel (illustrator)

Suitable for 7 - 8 years

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Pamela Butchart meets Sam Copeland – like if Charlie changed into a chicken AND NEVER REALISES IT, in this hilarious, fantastic debut by Bethany Walker. 10-year-old Freddy Spicer writes letters to his parents – who he believes are working at a Brussels-sprouts farm in Outer Castonga, with no internet or phone access. In fact, Freddy’s parents are secret agents out of the country on a highly classified mission – but Freddy has NO IDEA! Throw in:

  • Grandad’s X-Ray specs;
  • A laser blaster that accidentally destroys the shed;
  • A strange new neighbour flirting with grandad; and
  • Suspicious goings-on at school . . .
Laugh-out-loud, high energy, fully illustrated fun for young readers!

Our January 2021 Ages 7-8 Book of the Month

For kids aged 7 and over, our January Book of the Month pick is the hilarious Chocolate Milk, X-Ray Specs and Me. This fantastic debut by Bethany Walker is perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart and Sam Copeland, and is guaranteed to keep you laughing from start to finish. Full of all the ingredients for a hysterical read – secret agent parents, a crazy grandad, laser blasters and disgusting Brussels sprouts!

This book is told entirely through different letters written by Freddy to his parents, which adds an extra engaging element. Jack Noel’s doodle-style illustrations are perfect to keep reluctant readers hooked and makes it accessible for those of all ages, and great for fans of Tom Gates. It’s laugh-out-loud, high energy, fully illustrated fun for young readers!

Su – Book Club Editor, Ages 7–11+
Su – Book Club Editor, Ages 7–11+

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Catalogue number

908 in SCB Offer February 2022, 279 in UK Primary May 2022, 5084 in Books and Resources for Schools Catalogue 2022 and 885 in SCB Offer June 2022







Date published

January 7th, 2021

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  • 288 pages



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