I was out shopping for a birthday present for the seventh-best-looking girl in the class. So why do I have five years’ worth of toilet paper in the trolley?
Because my life is weird.
If something’s on sale at the shops, Mum will buy lots of it.
And guess what was on sale today?
That’s right, toilet paper.
There we all were … looking like the family that does the MOST poos in the world.
Weir thinks his family is weird. He is new to the school and keen to make a good impression, but he’s sure his family’s weird habits and behaviours are going to make it hard. They might even cause him to be un-invited to Bella’s party. That’s if he makes it through the school excursion to the zoo. His weird grandfather is one of the parent helpers. At every turn, his family seem determined to embarrass him, and stymie his best plans. There are illustrations on every page and text and font sizes are varied for maximum comic effect.
‘Weirdo 2: Even Weirder! ’ is a laugh-a-minute feast for the newly independent reader. Readers will empathise with Weir’s embarrassments as he tries his best to impress Bella and get to know his classmates. Everything goes wrong (or at least, not as right as planned) until finally everything wrong turns out right. Recommended for newly-independent readers and anyone who appreciates the humour inherent in everyday life.
Weirdo 2: Even Weirder! , Anh Do ill Jules Faber Scholastic 2014 ISBN: 9781743622711
review by Claire Saxby, Children’s author and bookseller