The Cartoons That Came To Life
Publisher: Chicken House
Finn has loved drawing cartoons for as long as he can remember. It’s his escape from a world that just causes him worry. And his favourite characters, Arley and Tapper, are a great substitute for the friends he doesn’t have in real life.
When Barney, the school bully, makes fun of him and his comics yet again, Finn vows to give up drawing for good.
But it seems Arley and Tapper have other ideas when they step out of Finn’s comics and into his real, actual life to demand another showdown with their sworn enemy, Professor Fart-Munch – who bears a striking resemblance to Barney the bully.
With plenty of farting, bum jokes and integrated black-and-white, comic illustrations, this is perfect for fans of Captain Underpants and Tom Gates. But amid all the laughs, there’s also an underlying message about self-belief and doing what you love even when anxiety and insecurity seem too awful to overcome.
This story is so well told and the characters so realistic that it’s easy to immerse yourself in the exploits of Finn, Arley and Tapper.