My name is Louisa May Pickett and I have only one talent – Show and Tell. At my old school I was voted ‘The Most Interesting Person in Class’ three years in a row.
When Louisa May Pickett moves schools, she aims to spend all her spare time collecting incredibly interesting stuff to share in Show and Tell. What she doesn’t count on is that her classmates have even more interesting things to show. When Louisa brings her juggling mouse, Ruby brings a tap-dancing, singing rat; when Louisa takes her pet octopus, Lianne brings a giant squid; and when she brings her rare pink polar bear, Beverly turns up with King Kong. There is nothing Louisa May can do that will make her seem interesting – so she gives up and does just that – nothing. But it seems that doing nothing could be the most interesting thing she has ever done.
Louisa May Pickett, The Most Boring Person in Class is a delightfully silly book about the challenges of finding something for Show and Tell. Whilst Louisa May and her classmates’ offerings get increasingly unbelievable, parents and children will be able to relate to the underlying problem – the pressure of school ‘news’ sessions.
Great for home reading, this would also be a wonderful classroom resource for junior and middle primary.
Louisa May Pickett, The Most Boring Person in Class, by Rod Clement
Harper Collins, 2005