Walker Books Australia
Imprint: Black Dog Books
March 1, 2018
Australian RRP: $12.99
The kids from Little Lunch really do crack me up! As I’ve said before I reckon I’ve taught every one of them at one time or another. The fun continues for fans of the popular TV show with this latest instalment of another three stories.
Sport-obsessed Tamara needs to find a new walking buddy for the school walkathon. Her last year’s partner, Melanie, is definitely off the list for stopping to rest and, for goodness sake, tie up her shoelaces. Of course, Melanie has taken herself off the list anyway because when she fell Tamara didn’t even stop to help her up. But finding a suitably competitive buddy is difficult and after all this is all about winning and getting your name on the gold cup – oh and of course raising money for the school’s African sponsor-child. Still, despite her obvious sporting superiority, Tamara finds it difficult to find the right applicant and things start to look a little desperate.
And on the note of competitiveness is the school talent show. Rory’s plan to shut the girls into the toilets so that he can resume his rightful place as Atticus’ magic assistant does not quite work the way he imagines it will and so the chaos continues with identical songs, costumes and snarky sniping until of course it all unravels relatively neatly – well, sort of.
Definitely my favourite is Rory declaring himself Prime Minister. Since he spends most of his time outside the principal’s office he’s taken on acting as a deputy principal but feels he has more to offer. The ensuing anarchy, Mrs Gonsha’s attempts to divert the drama into learning about democracy and the hilarious outcome is worth the read. Vote for Rory!
Highly recommended for your readers from around 8 years upwards!