How to Train Your Parents

How to Train Your Parents

3.98 (573 Ratings by Goodreads)
Paperback
ISBN13: 9780440864394
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Moving to a new area and a new school, Louis is horrified to discover his parents changing into ultra-competitive parents, wanting him and his younger brother to get straight As at school and join all sorts of after-school clubs and activities like the other kids in the area. Suddenly Louis's life is no longer his own - until he meets Maddy, who claims to have trained her parents to ignore her- But does Louis really want to be ignored? A truly contemporary tale with characters kids will recognize instantly!

Type Book
Number Of Pages 208
Item Height 16 mm
Item Width 130 mm
Item Weight 140 Gram
Product Dimensions 130 x 16 x 192
Publisher Yearling
Format Paperback | 208
Book Overview A lively, funny, contemporary tale of a boy who is fed up with his hyper-competitive parents.

There is a moral here for any parent who frets about a child's progress at school . . . Children who read it won't be turned into hostile monsters; they'll chortle away, feel better about themselves and have a lot of jokes to tell you * The Sunday Times *
Johnson's comic romp through a miserable school year in the life of almost 13-year-old Louis touches all the real bases of adolescent boys' lives: girls, parents, TV, comedy * TES *
Johnson addresses big issues in a frank manner and with a light touch resulting in a book that both children and parents should read -- Wendy Cooling * Junior Education *
Written with humour and plenty of attitude, this witty book firmly puts the power in the hands of the children * Junior *

PETE JOHNSON began work as a film critic for Radio One, then became a teacher. His experiences in the classroom inspired him to write his first book for children, and he still keeps contact with a panel of young readers to gain their viewpoint as he writes. He is the author of over forty books, including the bestselling How To Train Your Parents. Pete's books have won various awards, including the Young Telegraph Award and the Brilliant Book Award, and have been translated into twenty-three languages. He lives in St Albans.