Publication Date: 6 August 2020
Meet Tom Ginger. She’s shy! She’s retiring! She’s … our only hope!
Not exactly the stuff that heroes are made of – or is it?
Shy girl Tom Ginger is the world’s most unlikeliest hero – until she discovers that her new braces have the power to act as radio transmitters, allowing her to tune into the conversations of her new super-evil head teacher. Suddenly it’s up to Tom to save the school from Miss Fortune’s dastardly plans. Can she do it?
Thomasina, or Tom as she’s better known, is the unlikeliest of heroes in this highly illustrated, fabulously funny, action packed romp to save the day! The jokes come thick and fast, both in the prose and illustrations as we meet the members of Acorn Class, and the new staff of Belton Primary.
Tom is painfully shy to the point that she struggles to articulate herself and feels totally isolated from the class groups when we first meet her. As the story continues and the number of outcasts grows, we see her confidence build slowly and her voice come to life.
As for Ms Fortune and her band of rhyming teachers, they are utterly despicable and have no place in a school. Their worst crime? Losing the class hamster, Hamilton Ariana McDonlads McHamface Yas-Queen Potter, or H.A.M.M.Y. Potter for short. This is the moment where we see the outcasts really come together to join forces to save their hamster and their school.
A cracking read, packed with puns and word-play. Great for fans of:
- Charlie Changes Into A Chicken by Sam Copeland
- Hamish And The World Stoppers by Danny Wallace
- Little Badman And The Killer Aunties by Humza Arshad
Hamilton Ariana McDonalds McHamface Yas-Queen Potter aka Hammy Potter Goes On Tour…
Huge thanks to Jack for allowing Hammy to visit my school library, and to Walker Books for inviting me to take part in the Blog Tour. Do make sure you check out all of the other stops to see where Hammy pops up next…