By Clare Scott

The story of a boy who ends up with egg on his head – and who triumphs as a result!

Paddy is excited when his teacher announces an experiment – a week-long experiment. Potions! Eruptions! Explosions! Awesome. Too bad this experiment is not what it’s cracked up to be.

  • Short, fast-paced novels, laced with a good dose of humour and which make few demands on the reader.
  • Aiming at 8-14 year old age group – especially those who haven’t yet been “struck” by the reading bug. Similar readership to Penguin’s “Aussie Chomp” series, but with a more graphic and funky approach, to try to appeal to a wider audience.
  • Design includes funky chapter heads, wide leading, generous type and plenty of white space.

About the author

Born in New Zealand last century, Clare has tried lots of things in her life, such as manufacturing, nursing, selling, administrating, wife-ing, mothering, nana-ing, teaching, and writing. All of these things involve using lots of words, but writing is the best! Clare has a patient and quiet husband, three grown and noisy children, and is a proud nana. There’s the furry family too – two dogs and two cats. They are good at listening, keeping feet warm, and leaving fur around the house. Clare’s hobbies include writing (surprise!), reading, the boat, the beach and the bush, writing, and doing things with family, friends and the dogs. And writing! (Did she mention that already?). Her first book for Walker Books was The Great Shave, also part of the Lightning Strikes series.

ISBN: 9781921150814
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2008
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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