Surprise, absurdity, and laugh-out-loud humor are the hallmarks of award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths's books for kids--and this time, he has a few bad things on his mind...
Following in the footsteps of The Cat on the Mat is Flat and The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow, Andy Griffiths turns the silliness up a few notches in this collection of stories for 8-to-12-year-olds featuring a vast array of very ridiculous and very bad things: zombie kittens, rocket-stealing ants, and of course, killer koalas from outer space!
This very silly book filled with very bad things will make even very reluctant readers laugh very, very hard--maybe until their brains explode!
* "Hilarious collection of rude, lewd and crude poems, jokes and cautionary tales." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
About the Author
Andy Griffiths is the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, Zombie Butts from Uranus!, and Butt Wars! The Final Conflict, as well as the Treehouse Series and Killer Koalas from Outer Space. In 2007, he became the first Australian author to win six children’s choice awards in one year for Just Shocking! He is passionate about inspiring a love of books in his young readers, and works as an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Project, which provides books and literacy resources to remote indigenous communities around Australia. Andy is a big fan of Dr. Seuss and of cauliflower. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is Australia’s most popular children’s writer.
Terry Denton is known for his humorous illustration style and has worked with Andy Griffiths on the Treehouse series and the JUST! books among others. He lives by the sea in Australia with his wife, three kids, and a pop-up toaster that only toasts on one side.
“With a tone that veers between crass and cautionary, the nonstop absurdities and blatant hyperbole will easily find an audience with middle-graders.” —Booklist
“Andy Griffiths kicks up the silliness a few notches in this collection of ridiculous stories featuring zombie kittens, rocket stealing ants, and, of course, killer koalas from outer space.” —TucsonCitizen.com
“Plenty of kids who will laugh their heads off…” —Publishers Weekly
“The genius of this subversive little tome lies in its perfect combination of zany subject matter that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers and a format that make it easily accessible to beginning and struggling readers.” —Kirkus, starred review