So Wrong – Michael Wagner and Wayne Bryant




Billy Goat Books

August 2016

ISBN 9780994251756

RRP $14.99


Having a problem reaching those reluctant readers? Well I guess we all have at times. So how to solve the problem is the question.

Put a fiendishly naughty author and illustrator together and watch them create what can only be described as outrageously subversive humorous writing that fools kids into thinking they are not seriously reading!

So Wrong is less a book than a collection of snack-sized craziness which will fool any reader into wanting more of this reading thing.

There are short stories which it would be reasonable to say include the universal appeal of toilet humour to a fairly high degree. My favourite is definitely The Veree Hungree Caterpooper.   There are some fantastically hilarious satirical advertisements – the Parental Attitude Adjuster would be a highly sought after product. Interspersed throughout are some dubious snippets of life advice from a reputedly successful Life Coach for Kids. And of course the pages are lavishly illustrated with a huge variety of visual jokes as well.

“Its Mad magazine meets Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton…”

Both Michael and Wayne were reluctant readers themselves and decided that they would partner up to create the sort of book (and indeed series) they would have liked to read as kids.

It won’t be just your reluctant readers queuing up for this one – it’s going to be a hit with every kid who likes to laugh at general silliness and a bit of naughtiness.

Coming up soon on this blog will be a Q&A to find out more about the So Wrong concept and this mad pair will be on Kids WB this coming weekend.Check out Billy Goat Books here.

Highly recommended for all readers who snort out loud laughing.

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  1. Pingback: Q&A with Michael Wagner!! | Just So Stories

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