Why buy this book?
- Hilarious fun for all ages!
- Perfect for fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Stanton.
- A modern-day HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS.
"A squirrel, a hot dog stand, the planet Jupiter...what will get shrunk next?"
About the book
After Tom moves in with his grandmother next to the Bywater-by-Sea Model Village, he makes a wish on a shooting star and gets the curious ability to shrink things. The first thing he shrinks is Jupiter, then some sheep and a boat.
But without Jupiter in place, the Earth is slowly being drawn towards the Sun. With the angry (and miniaturised) school bully yelling from his pocket, Tom has to return Jupiter and save Earth -- all while trying to make friends in his new home.
Debut author Fleur Hitchcock has written a hugely imaginative and quirky story that is good, clean fun.
Right, left. All clear.
I lift my leg to slip over the wall.
I stop. Someone's rustling in the lavender bushes behind me. Grandma - it must be her. She's about as subtle as a hippo. I'd swear she's following me. For a second I think I'll give up and go back, but I slide over the wall and run as fast as I can down the harbour steps.
Right. No one here, no one much. There are some tourists having a snooze on deckchairs by the stinky crab pots. They're not looking at me. There's the woman who always wears gloves holding hands with her husband and being soppy. The tide's out so I crunch over the pebbles and yuk and sit on an old concrete post.
I check over my shoulder. No sign of Grandma. I take the capsule out of my pocket and have a really good look at Jupiter.
A planet - and it's whizzing around like a silver demon, just for me.
Letter from the editor
There is fast-paced adventure, touching friendship, embarrassing adults, and a very angry tiny squirrel. Perfect for boys and girls of all ages who love authors like Frank Cottrell Boyce or Andy Stanton - and perfect for reading aloud.
Sara O'Connor, Editorial Director
£1.00 for a single book
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£5.00 for the first book
+ £2.00 for each additional book
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