Cool as a Cucumber

When the teacher decides to dig a vegetable garden to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, Peter thinks B-O-R-I-N-G. But he soon starts to dig up some interesting things: a huge worm, a big beetle, bits of china, an old coin. Then one day, he digs up something that looks like a giant cucumber, but turns out to be a lot more exciting! Who would have thought digging a garden could be such cool fun? A quirky short book from celebrated author Michael Morpurgo.

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    i love this book because its funny hahahah

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    8 March 2013

  • good book this book is actual cool as a cucumber

    8 March 2013

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    22 December 2012

  • I borrowed this from my brother for something to read, and it was actually pretty funny. * * * + 1/2

    4 March 2012

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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