A tingle ran down Willy's spine. Or possibly it was a rat. It was hard to tell so closely packed was the audience. Whatever it was Willy knew one thing: he wouldn't have swapped places with anyone! Straight outta Stratford these twisted takes on the Bard's works deliver not only bucket loads of the author's trademark headlong humour but reveal for the first time how elements of the greatest plays of all time may have been inspired by young Shakespeare's misadventures on the infamous Black Skulls tour of 1575. Ages 8-12 years.
Imagine this - you are wearing a fake beard, hiding from the richest man in England, Sir Victor Vile, and you find yourself with nowhere to hide but in the Queen's petticoats! Then to make matters worse, you accidentally tickle her majesty's bum with your fake beard (which has ended up on the TOP of your head in all the confusion)! This is exactly what happened to Willy Waggledagger when all he wanted to do was see one measly play at the theater! With a big burly tanner for a father, Will's artistic endeavours have never been encouraged, but this fateful day at the theater will change the course of history!
Martin Chatterton's hilarious take on Shakespeare's life will entertain young readers for hours. With titles like By The Picking of My Nose and A Belt Around My Bum you can see exactly what demographic these books are aimed at! Who would have ever thought that William Shakespeare's greatest concern was an old witch who wanted to pick his nose!
"Wickedly Funny" --Booklist
Series: Willy Waggledagger
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 1st June 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19