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Tim has the most boring family in the world. There’s no way that sparkly Sophie, the most gorgeous girl in his class, is ever going to look at him. School is really boring too, because they have to follow a very boring timetable set by Mr Dedman, the head. But everything changes when day-glo graffiti starts appearing in school: graffiti about chickens. THIS BUILDING IS FULL OF CHICKENS; DEDMAN’S CHICKEN FACTORY, and so on. Who is writing them? Why is Mr Dedman so furious? And why has Tim’s father started dressing up as Wonder Woman?

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AR book level: 4.6; Middle years; 3.0 points

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  • 144 pages



Jeremy Strong

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Jeremy Strong is an author that children choose to read, time and time again. Like it frantic? Like it funny? Split your sides with riotous rib-ticklers from the king of comedy, full of suspense, mystery, wild twists of fate – and Jeremy Strong’s trademark cheeky chuckles! Whether it’s a baby’s bottom, a flying cow or a can of killer tomatoes, each of his books has a very silly special ingredient.

Born in 1949, Jeremy Strong has spent most of his life in a dream. At the age of three he fell out of a first floor window and landed on his head. He was in hospital for a week, with a broken arm and a headache. Luckily he recovered, although he was always accident-prone as a child. He broke various bones and had stitches for big head cuts. This was because he spent most of his time out in the fields near his house playing. The ‘stitches score’ went something like this: Riding a bike at a thousand miles an hour – five stitches. Falling out of tall trees – four stitches. Playing kiss-chase – three stitches.

At school he enjoyed playtime, lunchtime, and half past three. He also liked making things up and writing about them. He spent his teenage years writing poems for his girlfriend, Susan, until she gave in and married him.

After his eventful childhood he eventually became a primary school teacher, and is now a full time writer. He has written over 70 books, including the hugely popular Hundred Mile an Hour Dog books.

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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2014

    you will never guess who the person writing the graffiti is.

  2. Avatar crab 761750

    on 1 January 2014

    Really funny book!

    4out of 5
  3. Evie 113313

    on 3 March 2012

    a boy likes a girl but the boy is not in any chance (sorry dont know the names) but then graffitti starts…. i think this book is great

    4out of 5
  4. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    i really want to read this. i love Jeremy strong. his books are hilarious

  5. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    It is ok story I liked the weirdness of it. Rather odd parents.

  6. Bellasara 113282

    on 25 February 2010

    I couldnt imagine a more embarassing lifestyle! 1.Strange parents 2.Somebody writing your secrets on the school wall 3.The girl you love shouting at you

    The poor child!
    5out of 5