Walter Kettle is just an ordinary boy until he is bitten on the bottom by a radioactive squirrel. From that moment, whenever he eats a nut, Walter Kettle becomes...Squirrel Boy! But Walter isn't the only person impacted by nuclear activity: on the other side of town Jeremy Winkleman-Grubb is picking his nose...With the help of his ferocious elderly neighbour, Mrs Onions, Walter finds himself fighting crime in this hilarious series for 6 -10s about a totally unlikely superhero. There's an explosion at the town's nuclear power plant. A week later, after eating his mum's nut roast, Walter realises something very strange is happening to him. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Jeremy Winkle-Mann Grub is picking his nose. When he inserts a finger into his nostril, he accidently inserts a bug (a bug that has recently been living in the armpit of an aforementioned radioactive squirrel), and Jeremy becomes the Bogeyman. When the Bogeyman embarks on a series of thefts, Walter is the only one who can stop him. Following a strict training regime, orchestrated by Mrs Onions, Squirrel Boy is ready to save the town. Illustrated in comics style panels by Cate James.
REVIEWS: "Squirrel Boy vs the Bogeyman by Dave Lowe follows in the comic footsteps of awesome authors like Roald Dahl and David Walliams to conjure up a new breed of superhero. He might not be able to fly, he doesn't have a cape, and his outfit leaves a lot to be desired but Walter Kettle AKA Squirrel Boy is our last best hope against the most nefarious menace known to mankind. Bogeymen!" -- READ IT DADDY
This is Book 1 in the Squirrel Boy Series. See all Squirrel Boy books here.
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Dave Lowe (Author)
Dave Lowe grew up in Dudley in the West Midlands, and now lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He spends his days writing books, drinking lots of tea, and treading on Lego that his daughters have left lying around. Dave is the author of the successful STINKY AND JINKS: MY HAMSTER series, which follow the adventu...