Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure (Book 1)

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure (Book 1)

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The first book in a hilarious, heartwarming series for children from award-winning author A. L. Kennedy, illustrated by Gemma Correll.

Badger Bill needs rescuing. He's been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him fight a boxing match against three even nastier dogs.

The four most depressed llamas in the history of llamas need rescuing too. They are about to be turned into llama pies. But never fear - Uncle Shawn is here! He loves rescuing things. He has a rescuing plan, which involves dancing, and a mole, and an electric fence.

What could possibly go wrong?

Ages 8+

  • Black-and-white comic illustrations throughout.
  • Perfect for Roald Dahl fans.
  • Exhilarating, delightful and just a little bit bonkers.

"Kennedy's madcap yarn has something of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox about it. …. Correll's frequent cartoon line drawings showcase many of the story's absurdities, giving them hilarious labels and captions to boot. Vaguely sinister and overtly ridiculous, it's a riot of a read for those looking for an off-kilter adventure."
-- Booklist

"Correll's clever black-and-white cartoons add to the fun of reading this laugh-out-loud story."
-- Literacy Daily

"This book is bananas, and I mean that in the most loving sense of the word. … Black and white cartoons throughout the book add to the laughs. … Give this to your Roald Dahl and David Walliams fans and expand their global literary palate!"
-- Mom Read It