They Didn't Teach THIS in Worm School!

By Simone Lia

A buddy comedy featuring a worm and a chicken-like bird that will have readers wriggling with laughter.

Marcus is a worm. He likes the colour brown. He likes mud (because it's brown). And he likes digging holes in the mud-brown earth. Strangely, he likes beat boxing, too. But when Marcus meets Laurence (a scruffy, fat bird who looks a lot like a chicken ... and thinks he's a flamingo!), he comes face to face with his worst fear. Will he get eaten for breakfast? It is a Very Bad Situation. Marcus has two choices: Survive, Or get slurped up like a piece of spaghetti. Mustering all his worm instincts, he finds himself striking up a conversation. It's amazing how a simple "Good morning!" can end up saving your life... And so begins a tale of high adventure, wily tricks and unlikely friendship. Simone Lia has created a heartwarming comedy classic that will have readers wriggling with laughter.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406373349
  • Published: 03 Aug 2017
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 180 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 192

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Customer reviews


'“If you’re a fan of ‘odd couple on a road trip’ movies, then you have hit the jackpot with Simone Lia’s new offering. […] warm and funny story […] The story generates genuine laugh-out-loud moments and, alongside the highly appealing illustrations, would make a brilliant read-aloud story for children.”' The School Librarian

'“This was overall a good book! So good, that when I put my book down to go to bed, I was thinking that what I read was exciting.”' First News reader review

'“Its so hilarious, funny and super sweet. This is a must-read book for every single bookworm out there. Even if you don’t really like reading, I really recommend everyone to read this book. Honestly this is one of my personal favourite books ever!”'

'“[…] a paperback with illustrations that’s the perfect hilarity-inducer for any primary school-age child (particularly in the six-to-nine-year-old bracket) but which, quite frankly, would also put a smile on even the Scroogiest grown-up face this Christmas. […] charmingly absurd […]”' Bath Life

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