Monday, 19 January 2015

Good News, Bad News by Colin McNaughton (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Good News, Bad News

Written and Illustrated by
Colin McNaughton

Published by HarperCollins Children's Books

Colin McNaughton is one of our book heroes, tickling our funny bones with absolutely everything he writes and draws. "Good News, Bad News" is a bit of an old classic but we were absolutely delighted to find a pristine copy nestling amongst the library stacks. So how could we possibly resist it?

"Good News, Bad News" starts off with an ordinary little boy (who we think looks eerily like a young Chris Evans) starting off his day as most little boys do. The bad news is, it's time to get up for school! Good news is that there's no school today! Hooray! Bad news though, it's time for a trip to the dentist!

The boy's day is a rollercoaster ride of good news and bad news from then on. He's mobbed by a bunch of nasty girls (ew!) he's rescued by aliens, but the aliens pong like stinky nappies! EESH! And so the day goes on, with hilarious consequences at the turn of each page.

There's a bit of repetition in this story but it's another classic, so if you do ever spot a copy tucked away in a secondhand book shop (we think it's sadly out of print now, awww!) or as we did, in your local library, grab it and giggle along with us!

Charlotte's best bit: Charlotte sagely pointing out that the boy in the story looks like one of her classmates, and he too gets mobbed by the girls (including Charlotte!) - I genuinely feel sorry for the poor lad!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A hilarious hoot, Colin is such a talented fellah and we've never met a book of his that we didn't like!

(Borrowed from the awesome Abingdon Library for review)

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