This is a book about many things. Open these pages and you will find out how to survive a deadly situation with a paper clip. You may find the courage to face up to scary things by eating a certain type of pizza. Then again you may simply relate to being part of a strange, weird and annoying family, and find the ability to make friends in the most unexpected of places. Of course it could be worse, you may find yourself in a reality where teachers get paid better than rock stars.
With a collection of short stories it can be difficult to summarize a book, suffice to say, this is a collection of witty, clever and just plain funny stories, from an author that speaks a language young readers understand and enjoy. Some of these stories are a little ridiculous, and some have a little hidden meaning if you care to scratch under the surface. With these stories Gleitzman has taken some familiar concepts (vampires, embarrassing parents and sibling rivalries) and had a little fun with them.
As with any story collection there will be certain tales that jump out at a reader, I know which of these stories are my faves, just like I’m sure many a reader will be happy to romp through this collection in search of their own. If you’re a fan I don’t really need to say anything else, and if you’ve never sampled, then Pizza Cake is a pretty tasty place to start.
Published: 31 October 2011
Format: Paperback 160 pages
Categories: Fiction, Short Stories
ISBN 13: 9780143305989
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