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Just like a superhero, bouncy Billy Bonkers can make anything happen! Who else would wear turbo-charged trousers at sports day, or trampoline all the way into space? But now, there’s something Billy doesn’t want you to know. Come closer… I’ll whisper it! He has to wear his sister’s frilly knickers! And whether Billy is flying round a go-kart track, chasing a very smelly dog or finding some priceless hidden treasure, he keeps having to explain: “THEY’RE NOT MY PANTS!” Three zany stories bursting with madness and mayhem – a pure energy rush!

“It takes a certain amount of panache to carry off great community-saving exploits while wearing one’s sister’s frilly underpants… Kids will belly-laugh.” Guardian

“For up-to-date fiction, Giles Andreae’s Billy Bonkers is a real laugh.” The Independent

Product Details






Orchard Books

Date published

May 3rd, 2012

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.6; Middle years; 1.0 points




Giles Andreae

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Nick Sharratt

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What kids think

  1. natashakrywald
    on 8 March 2013

    eally funny

  2. fellow
    on 2 February 2013

    I loved the part when he screamed” not my pants”.

  3. jessica1975
    on 2 December 2012

    its so funny when he has his sis ters under wear

  4. ladysweetnaj123
    on 30 July 2012


    4out of 5
  5. coolcars
    on 27 May 2012

    I loved this book as it is bonkers like me. It was written with soul and passion which made me want to read on.

    5out of 5