Beware Killer Tomatoes

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Penguin

Review

The latest in a series of illustrated short novels aimed at younger readers. Easily read and funny, it nevertheless addresses some deep questions with which its audience will identify.

Jack is in hospital after braking his leg by riding his bike into a stationary car whilst escaping from a supermarket accident. He had knocked over a display of tinned tomatoes, which he is certain killed an elderly shopper. Throughout his hospital stay he is convinced he is about to be arrested, but despite this he is instrumental in the recovery of other young patients, and with their help eventually discovers his own fears to be unfounded. Told by Jack himself, this novel is ideal for newly confident boy readers in KS1.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Batpants!

Author: Jeremy Strong

Short chapters, easy-to-read text and funny illustrations will appeal to children who will find plenty of laughs in the story of an orang-utan who lives with the Loveheart family and loves eating apple crumble!

Read more about Batpants!

LOST! The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog

Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rowan Clifford

A madcap story of Dazzy Donut Dog, aka Streaker, whose hilarious antics and outrageous exploits barely keep pace with the tornado that is Streaker, the fastest dog in the world.

Read more about LOST! The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog