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Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series, perfect for fans of Dennis the Menace, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Mr Gum.

‘My best friend Bunky is sort of like my pet dog, so it was weird when he suddenly started fancying a cat one day.’

Barry can’t wait to tell his friends that they’ve been invited on his family caravan holiday to Plonkton. But the weekend by the sea doesn’t turn out to be the keelfest Barry was hoping for. It’s all his best mate Bunky’s fault for going and falling in love. Oh. My. Unkeelness!

Have you got all of Jim Smith’s amazekeel books?

Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world, amen. He graduated from art school with first-class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.

©2012 Jim Smith (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"The review of the eight-year-old boy in our house...'Can I keep it to give to a friend?' Best recommendation you can get." (Observer)

"Hugely enjoyable surreal chaos." (Guardian)

"What’s not to love?" (The Sun)

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