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My Parents Are Out of Control

by Pete Johnson

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ISBN: 9780440870135
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Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . . Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUBLIC. Mum and Dad have taken things too far . . .
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  • Paperback
    $19.80
ISBN: 9780440870135
ANNOTATION:
Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . . Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUBLIC. Mum and Dad have taken things too far . . .

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Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . .

Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUBLIC. Mum and Dad have taken things too far . . .

Publisher Description

Louis doesn't think much of it when his mum and dad ask him for tips on how to be cool. In fact, he thinks it's pretty funny watching them bump fists and use words like 'safe', 'sick' and 'wicked'. Until Dad turns up outside Louis's new school dressed like a rapper, that is . . .

Suddenly they're trying to friend Louis and all his classmates on Facebook, and wearing baseball caps backwards - IN PUBLIC. Louis and his best friend Maddy are horrified. Mum and Dad have taken things too far . . . and immediate action is needed!

Back Cover

When Mum and Dad started asking me for tips on how to be cool, I wasn't worried. In fact, watching them bump fists and learning words like safe, sick and wicked was pretty funny. That was until Dad turned up outside my new school dressed as a gangster rapper . . . It's not funny any more. My best friend Maddy agrees - Mum and Dad have taken it too far. And they must be stopped! The brilliantly funny sequel to HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS. 'Pete Johnson is a hilarious writer' Mail on Sunday

Author Biography

Pete Johnson began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom led to his beginning to write and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain the viewpoint of the actual reader as he writes new titles. He is the author of several titles for the Corgi Yearling list. He lives in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

Review

Very funny . . . Reminded me very much of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Madhouse Family Reviews Glowing with Pete Johnson's trademark warmth and good humour, this is a not to be missed novel with wickedly sharp, perfectly timed writing Droplets of Ink Louis the Laugh, who readers may have met before in How To Train Your Parents, flunks exams and wants to be a comedian. In My Parents Are Out Of Control, his mother and father, who are pushy at heart, decide they need to be cooler. It all escalates horribly, via slapstick and farce, until sense prevails -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times

Prizes

Short-listed for Enfield Children's Book Award 2015 (UK)

Review Text

Louis the Laugh, who readers may have met before in How To Train Your Parents , flunks exams and wants to be a comedian. In My Parents Are Out Of Control , his mother and father, who are pushy at heart, decide they need to be cooler. It all escalates horribly, via slapstick and farce, until sense prevails

Promotional "Headline"

The hilarious sequel to HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PARENTS, shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Product Details

Author
Pete Johnson
Short Title
MY PARENTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL
Language
English
ISBN-10
0440870135
ISBN-13
9780440870135
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2013
Publication Date
2013-06-06
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Audience Age
9-11
Publisher
Transworld Publishers
Pages
242
Illustrations
Yes
Audience
Children/Juvenile