The Worst Class in the World: Animal Uproar

The Worst Class in the World: Animal Uproar

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Joanna Nadin, Rikin Parekh


Funny Stories

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A laugh-out-loud young fiction series from bestselling author Joanna Nadin, perfect for fans of Horrid Henry.

Best friends Stanley and Manjit are part of Class 4B, which head teacher Mrs Bottomley-Blunt says is the WORST CLASS IN THE WORLD. She says school is not about footling or fiddle-faddling or FUN. It is about LEARNING and it is high time 4B tried harder to EXCEL at it.

But they didn't LITERALLY mean to let the class stick insects loose in the wilds of the playground. And they really didn't LITERALLY mean to make a massive mess trying to do modern art (which may or may not have involved a mummified cat being stolen). These things just happened, even though they had FOOLPROOF plans to get away with it all.

Highly illustrated and featuring two hilarious madcap adventures in one book, these stories are just right for children ready for their first chapter books.  Deliciously silly, with hilarious catchphrases ... a great cheer-up book' The Guardian.  'HILARIOUS! Proper laughs!' Pamela Butchart.

See also: The Worst Class in the World (book 1)



Absolutely authentically joyous and hilarious to read.  I had forgotten how much The Worst Class in the World books make me laugh out loud, LITERALLY. There is no way to read this series with a straight face or down-hearted mood; this is real mood-enhancing and reading for pleasure, all wrapped up in the chaos of class 4B.

In The Worst Class in the World: Animal Uproar, author Joanna Nadin and Illustrator Rikin Parekh are, again, the perfect partnership to enter the mayhem and mischief that these characters create. After a brief introduction to Stanly and his school friends, their braying Head Teacher Mrs Bottomley Brunt and long-suffering teacher, Mr Nidgett, we have two riotous adventures with 4B; The Class Pet and The Trip To The Museum.  

Whatever the reader can imagine as the worse possible, most hysterical scenarios for these stories probably won't even come close to the actual anarchy they contain...  Obviously , Class 4B cannot be trusted with the safe care of a class pet … obviously, Mrs Bottomley Brunt may end up deducting their miraculously won Gold Stars, declaring it a Disappointing Day, whilst their class teacher drafts a new career plan to go and make sheep cheese, "because it could not be any harder than this". What will be the fate of the class pets, Killer 2, Mincemeat and Terry…??

The second story starts with the line, "Lionel Dawes says it's Manjit Morris's fault for trying to hoover up the mummified cat". I really don't want to add too many spoilers to my favourite of the two stories in the book. Suffice to say, a trip to the museum and an art competition where the meaning of modern art is open to expression, leaves Mr Nidgett planning to leave teaching and "build a hotel in the wilderness because it could not be harder than this".

Add to two such epicly entertaining, high-energy exploits, the inclusion of Mrs Bottomley Brunt's 200 point List of Rules (part 1-6) - including No 12; No claiming that you will eat the class hamster - and the reader is in for a fantastically funny, cheer-you-up entirely, laugh-until-you-cry storytime that you will want to share and show off to spread the sheer silliness.

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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