The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
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‘Very funny, very touching, very truthful – a total delight to read.’ Jacqueline Wilson‘Amazing’ Noel FieldingA laugh-out-loud, against-all-odds triumph of a story: the funniest debut of 2021 Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won’t let him speak? The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter’s son, who has a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read, starring a child like him.
Praise for The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh‘This incredibly debut tugs at your heartstrings and makes you laugh out loud in equal measure. I guarantee you’ll be cheering along in the final pages!’Lisa Thompson ‘It’s Wonder with one-liners.’ Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher ‘As warm and wise as it is funny.’Shappi Khorsandi‘A laugh out loud story, the like of which I’ve never read before.’Kerry Godliman‘This book is a great way of showing children how to be confident and winners by having a sense of humour and making others laugh.’Baroness Floella Benjamin‘This book is brilliant. It is funny, wise, kind and exciting.’Marcus Brigstocke‘So funny and joyful.’ Rachel Parris
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