(Age 9+) Highly recommended. My Life and Other Exploding Chickens is about the life of our main character, Tom Weekly, and is written from his viewpoint. Tom recounts hilarious stories of his life, from a crazy dentist visit to funny dot points about his cat. We find out about the crazy girl who has a crush on Tom as well as the girl he is crushing on. Read about Tom’s friend who had a knitting needle stuck in her bum cheek and how Tom fears the library ninjas!
This is a hilarious novel aimed at and highly recommended for boys aged 9+. Each chapter is a short story in itself so even the most reluctant readers will find themselves engaged in each descriptive and ‘giggle’ moment! There are even a few gross moments – like the nits that grow and grow because of tomato sauce. What child won’t like to read about that?
Review by Kylie Kempster