What if you suddenly had everything you could ever wish for? That’s exactly what happens to 10-year-old Joe Smith in this hilarious, brand-new comedy adventure from bestselling author, comedian and presenter Danny Wallace, with illustrations throughout from Gemma Correll. Perfect for children age 8+ and fans of David Baddiel, Stephen Mangan, David Walliams, Jenny Pearson and Helen Rutter.
Joe Smith is average in every way. He is average height. He lives in an average town, on an average street, in an average house, with a very average family. But when a survey identifies him as the most average kid in the country – well that makes him very special indeed. Suddenly, everyone wants Joe to test out their latest products. Overnight he is sent the best trainers, the coolest bike, the most exciting new tech, the latest flavours of ice cream – and more. He gets special cinema screenings, and the entire water park all to himself. Suddenly, Joe has everything he could possibly want in the world – and that’s far from average. But is going from zero to hero all it’s cracked up to be?
This brilliantly warm-hearted, laugh-out-loud family adventure will leave you thinking about friendship, family and what makes anyone special.
Other books by Danny Wallace: Hamish and the Worldstoppers Hamish and the Neverpeople Hamish and the Gravity Burp Hamish and the Baby Boom Hamish and the Terrible Terrible Christmas and Other Stories Hamish and the Monster Patrol The Day the Screens Went Blank
Praise for The Day the Screens Went Blank: 'So funny' Noel Fielding 'Brilliantly funny' Shappi Khorsandi 'Hilarious' Tim Minchin 'Warm and funny' Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Danny Wallace is a cult leader, a producer, and a comedian. He is the author of the number one British bestseller Join Me, which is currently being adapted for film. BBC America recently and bizarrely dubbed him "one of Britain's most respected journalists," but perhaps Playboy had a more accurate description of him: "F***ing brilliant." He is twenty-seven and lives in an old match factory in London.
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