A raucous book filled with demented and horrible children who get their just desserts. Luscious writing spiced up with injections of carbolic humour. You'll meet a boy reduced to ashes while playing a stolen trumpet in an electric strom, a junior embezzler who inflates a flattened road-kill with a bicycle pump and a flock of pink butterflies made of peeled-off eyelids. Join in and relish the deserving victims' ghastly fates!
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Jamie Rix is a television producer and director of comedy, and a comedy writer for programmes such as Smith and Jones, Spitting Image and Comic Relief. His first book, Grizzly Tales for Grusome Kids was shortlisted in the 9-11 category of the 1990 Smarties prize, and judged the overall winner by the children's panel. Fearsome Tales for Fiendish Kids is his fifth book. Jamie lives in South London with his wife and two sons.From AudioFile:
Jamie Rix has written another collection of short stories--for kids upper elementary and older--that are truly bizarre; some are macabre, some fiendish yet funny, some just weird. Unfortunately, the quality of stories is inconsistent, with some stories wonderful and engaging, utilizing repetitive refrains that involve the listener, while others fall totally flat. Fortunately, Nigel Planer's narration is consistently delightful. His pacing, vocal punctuation, and innuendos make for memorable characters and enjoyable plot twists. Several of the stories require supervision or preview by adults, due to language and/or content. It is also frustrating to have stories carried over onto another tape, and a listing or table of contents would be helpful for finding specific stories. Still, the wonderful stories make this a worthwhile collection. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340640952