But I'll try to tell you anyway.
The sludge in that tanker was the stuff of nightmares.
My nightmares as it turned out.
Some things you just can't talk about . . .
Locked in the loo.
Kissing a cold, cold kid.
Being a little squirt.
Burning your behind.
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.
From a popular Australian writer, nine more stories in a follow-up to Uncanny! and Unreal! (both 1991). In "Birdman," a scrofulous magic headpiece forces a bully to plunge his face into dung; Mr. Simpkin is trapped on "The Velvet Throne" in a public loo where graffiti comes true; "Little Squirt" finally wins a certain contest in the school restroom: "Sam...blows his top. He hits the roof. But not in the same way that I do." Now and then, Jennings gets away from alimentary humor for effects macabre (a teenager compounding disasters when a magic "Harmonica" gets stuck in her mouth) and even tender (a clumsy "Cry Baby" helps his Grandpop find the elusive Water-Holding Frog). Broad plots, surprise endings, unsubtle humor, and just deserts all 'round. (Kirkus Reviews)
For Ages: 10+ years old
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 27th October 1994
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.11