'That pencil is dangerous,' I said. 'Even when you draw something nice, something bad happens.'
When Henry McThrottle tells his fellow students at Northwest Southeast Central School that his pencil is trying to kill him they accuse him of having an overactive imagination. But if that's the case, then why is his pencil still trying to kill him?
"Mr Brainfright says: It's important to keep a sense of humour at all times, especially when you're being ripped apart by a lion.
Mr Brainfright is a teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School. He teaches Grade Five and in his class is a student called Henry McThrottle who likes telling stories. That's me. I'm Henry McThrottle and this is my latest story. It's about an evil pencil, a runaway lion, an avalanche and - falling out of windows. I hope you like it."
About the Author
Andy Griffiths is one of Australia's funniest writers for children. His books have sold over 4 million copies worldwide, have featured on the New York Times bestseller lists, and have won over 40 Australian children's choice awards. Andy and Terry's Treehouse series is currently captivating readers across Australia.
Series: Schooling Around
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Published: 1st December 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.15