Charlie Changes into a Chicken

Aarrgh! Think being called chicken is a nightmare? Imagine actually turning into one! Charlie McGuffin has a secret. He’s started changing into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino. Trouble is, he can’t control when. It only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has lots to worry about. His brother is in hospital. His parents are panicking about it. The school bully has Charlie in his sights. And he’s got a role in the school play. Charlie really isn’t keen on changing into a chicken on stage, in the middle of the performance! How will he deal with his crazy new powers?

  • First in a brilliantly funny and heartfelt new series
  • Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams
  • A totally loveable story that’s winning huge acclaim
  • Fresh, accessible young fiction to keep children reading
  • The debut novel of exciting new talent Sam Copeland

“The best kind of silly.” Observer

“Belly-busting hilarity.” Guardian

“The modern masterpiece… this savvy, comic tale ticks every box.” Daily Telegraph

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    Sarah Horne was won the Surrey Libraries and Dundee Children’s Book Awards for illustration.

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