Cal and Ricky forget about school and they "borrow" a rowing boat - but there's a gizmo on board! Every time it bleeps whatever Cal happens to be looking at turns to water - clothes, oars, Ricky and the boat! Cal is on his own and in danger of drowning when he comes up with an answer.
About the Author
The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Since then, readers all around the world have devoured his books.
Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has been voted 'favourite author' over forty times by children in Australia, winning every children's choice award. The toprating TV series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy are based on a selection of his enormously popular short-story collections such as Unseen! which was awarded the 1999 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Children's Book. In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001. Paul has sold more than 8 million books worldwide.
Paul's most recent book is the novel The Nest, which was published in Australia in 2009.
About the illustrator
Keith McEwan is the illustrator of many highly successful children's books, and is perhaps best known for his illustrations of Paul Jennings' stories.
Series: Gizmo Ser.
For Ages: 7+ years old
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 27th November 1997
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 19.9
Edition Number: 1