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Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine: Kid Normal 3

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The third book in the bestselling Kid Normal series from super-authors Greg James and Chris Smith... Read More

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The third book in the bestselling Kid Normal series from super-authors Greg James and Chris SmithKid Normal was the bestselling children's fiction debut of 2017, won the Teach Primary Book Award for funny fiction and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018The Kid Normal series has sold over 100,000 copies through TCM in the UK alone in under a yearKid Normal is going global: sold in 20 languages worldwide and counting!Gorgeous black and white illustrations by Erica Salcedo throughoutPublication will be supported by a major publicity and marketing campaignBook 4 to follow in 2020Chris Smith is an award-winning author, broadcaster and parent (a mug saying 'World's Greatest Dad' counts as an award, right?). He grew up in leafy Northamptonshire and now lives in not-as-leafy North London with his wife, son and a cat called Mabel, who can talk. If you listen very carefully to the George Michael song 'Outside' you can hear a sample of Chris reading the news. He makes excellent tea. Greg James is an award-winning author and broadcaster, best known for hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, but he hasn't won any awards for being a parent because he isn't one. He circumnavigated the M25 during his childhood and is now living with his wife Bella and their dog Barney in north London. Greg and Chris's houses are connected by a secret tunnel that they use for exchanging ideas via an elaborate pulley system. He makes terrible tea. Illustrator Erica Salcedo studied Fine Art at Castilla-La Mancha University, before going on to study for a masters in Graphic Design. She uses a mixture of techniques to create her illustrations - from hand-drawing to digital manipulation - and always remembers to add a pinch of humour. Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury), written by Suzi Moore, was Erica's first picture book. She lives in Cuenca, Spain. KidNormal.com_______________ The third book in the laugh-out-loud funny Kid Normal series for readers aged 8+, from radio stars Greg James and Chris Smith _______________ Praise for KID NORMAL: 'So funny, it's almost criminal' - Independent 'Outrageous capers' - Guardian _______________ YOU DON'T NEED SUPERPOWERS TO BE A HERO ... Or do you? Despite having no powers, Murph Cooper is part of the best team in the Heroes' Alliance. So when supervillain Magpie declares all-out war, Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes lead the charge. But Magpie believes that a powerless hero is no hero at all. And he's building a dastardly device to prove it. When Kid Normal enters the Shadow Machine, THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ...In a top secret school for kids with super powers, it's hard being the only 'normal' one - that's what Murph Cooper thought before he became part of the Super Zeroes! The hugely anticipated third book in the bestselling, award-winning Kid Normal series from Greg James and Chris SmithAfter the reading and loving the first two books in this series, I was very excited ... And it was as good as, if not better! The story is great, it's hilarious and I can't wait to read another! I have told all my friends about this series and they're now reading them too. Highly recommend - a brilliant read!It is a very funny book and makes you laugh out loud. It is filled with exciting adventure ... It is definitely worth reading this book, if you are fans of Diary Of the Wimpy Kid or Tom Gate[s] booksThis was a great and funny book ... It was so hilarious at some points but mysterious at other parts. I would recommend this book to children aged 9+PRAISE FOR KID NORMAL: So funny, it's almost criminalOutrageous capers for eight and up . Amusingly surreal super-powers and a trust yourself message combine to strong effect with Erica Salcedo's entertaining, huge-eyed imagesAn extraordinary tale about an ordinary boy in a world of heroes ... A fast-paced, humorous adventure with likeable heroes and a suitably ridiculous, evil villainPacked with very amusing asides, it's a fun and fast-paced read that will make James and Smith into children's heroes Chock full of slapstick humour, outrageous characters and pop culture references. It mocks school pecking orders and will make all kids who have fallen foul of them feel much better about it. And somehow, it ties all the mania together in a credible and thrilling storyA superlative adventure story that will resonate with children who like to read whacky, wild thingsThis spoof superhero epic certainly delivers: deliciously dastardly villains, capes, tights and mild-mannered heroes. Yet it also explores familiar school anxieties that everyone else is smarter, stronger, betterA very promising start to a laugh-out-loud funny adventure seriesIncredibly funny, witty and stuffed full of heart

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Title: Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine: Kid Normal 3
Author: Greg JamesChris SmithErica Salcedo
SKU: BK0430508
EAN: 9781408898901

About Author

Erica Salcedo studied Fine Art at Castilla-La Mancha University, before going on to study for a masters in Graphic Design. She uses a mixture of techniques to create her illustrations - from hand-drawing to digital manipulation - and always remembers to add a pinch of humour. Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury), written by Suzi Moore, was Erica's first picture book. Erica is the illustrator of the Kid Normal series by Greg James and Chris Smith, as well as Pirate Stew and a book in the Bloomsbury Readers series, The Great Cake Race. She lives in Cuenca, Spain.

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