By: Oliver Phommavanh
Genre: YFU - Short stories
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: 1 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781760897147


From a dog who accidentally becomes the first animal on Mars, a hopeless chess player dealing with his sports-mad dad, and a girl whose dreams are getting too big for her bed, to a boy who has had 1000 names - so far. Not to mention, the strange boy who never seems to get brain freeze (until...), these short stories will blow your mind.

A crazy collection of funny short stories from the wacky mind of bestselling author of Thai-riffic!, Oliver P, featuring characters who are all finding a way to step up and be brave.

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This is a great collection of short stories, and Joel’s story was probably my favourite.

Joel is a ten-year-old boy who has had over 1000 names. In Joel’s world, parents are allowed to change a child’s name at any time - even daily if they desire. And Joel’s parents definitely desired! That was until the authorities arrived and told them that they had to stop right now - they must decide on a name, once and for all!

This has a great ending and is just one tale in a fabulous collection of zany short stories that readers in upper primary and lower secondary will love.

Quick stories that are easy to read and very funny - readers will love Brain Freeze!

Reviewed by Rob