A quirky Racing Read featuring a British Jamaican family in a contemporary setting.
Ben is a boy with a lively imagination and a tendency to worry. He's scared of lots of things - the new baby (it will have green hair and yellow eyes and poo and scream all the time), nasty stripes (they're everywhere) and the class bully (although it turns out he's scared of a few things himself...) When a neighbour's pet snake escapes a strange reversal occurs: suddenly everyone else is terrified, and Ben becomes the local hero, because there's one thing he's not afraid of: snakes!
This is Book 20 in the Walker Racing Reads Series. See all Walker Racing Reads books here.
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Jacqueline Roy is a dual-heritage author who teaches creative writing at Manchester University. She has published several books for children, including Benjy's Ghost, also published by Walker Books. Jacqueline lives in Chorlton, Manchester.More about Jacqueline Roy
Margaret Chamberlain is the author-illustrator of Please Don't Torment Tootsie and Mimi and Moochie. She has illustrated many children`s books over the last twenty years and has worked with Walker and Bloomsbury, amongst others. She divides her time between Lyme Regis and London.More about Margaret Chamberlain