‘Charlie Changes into a Chicken’ by Sam Copeland

The Waterstone’s website says:  This is the first book in a hilarious new series for fans of Liz Pichon, Roald Dahl and David Walliams !

Charlie McGuffin tries to be an optimist, but in reality he’s a bit of a worrier.  Some of the things Charlie is worried about:

  • His brother (who is in hospital)
  • Their very panicked parents
  • Unwanted attention from the school bully
  • The fact that he’s started turning into animals !

Even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn’t keen on turning into a pigeon in the middle of the school play.  But what happens if he does ? Will he get sent away for Science to deal with ? Will his parents crack under the extra stress ?  With the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power – and fast !

This was published on 7/2/19 and is probably for age 7+.