Knife & Packer, Duncan McCoshan, and Jem Packer - The Show Must Go On! - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9781408338124
    • Publication date:21 Apr 2016
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The Show Must Go On!

Book 2

By Knife & Packer, Duncan McCoshan, and Jem Packer

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Meet Beth, a hilarious new heroine who just can't help getting in trouble!

SO I'm stood on a stage in front of the whole school, I've got soggy noodles on my head AND MY MUM IS SINGING IN A TUTU...

Beth is back for another hilarious adventure. And with her school talent show, Dad's karaoke superstardom, Mum teaching at her school AND a potentially evil childminder, life is messier than ever!

Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of TOM GATES, BADLY DRAWN BETH book 1 won the 2016 Lollies award for funniest book for 6-8 year olds.


You can't fail to laugh - at the story and at the wonderful illustrations which so superbly echo what is happening (Parents In Touch)

Life is messier and more embarrassing than ever for Beth, as she takes to the stage for the school talent show. (Little London Magazine)

The illustrations in this book are the highlight for me -- it is packed full of pictures which help you to imagine he funny situations (Ayla Lee Inci, aged 8 Kidaround Magazine (North essex))

The story is sprinkled throughout with truly funny illustrations that will have most children laughing out loud. The final scene at the talent contest is hysterical with roller skates tutus and Chinese noodles. Well worth a read if you need a good laugh (School Librarian)

Biographical Notes

Knife & Packer
Working together as a crack author-illustrator team, Knife & Packer have written and illustrated more than 30 books for children.

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  • ISBN: 9781408337776
  • Publication date: 21 Apr 2016
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
You can't fail to laugh - at the story and at the wonderful illustrations which so superbly echo what is happening — Parents In Touch
Life is messier and more embarrassing than ever for Beth, as she takes to the stage for the school talent show. — Little London Magazine
The illustrations in this book are the highlight for me -- it is packed full of pictures which help you to imagine he funny situations — Ayla Lee Inci, aged 8, Kidaround Magazine (North essex)
The story is sprinkled throughout with truly funny illustrations that will have most children laughing out loud. The final scene at the talent contest is hysterical with roller skates tutus and Chinese noodles. Well worth a read if you need a good laugh — School Librarian
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