Tommy Donbavand - Dinner Ladies of Doooooom! - Hachette Children's Group

Dinner Ladies of Doooooom!

By Tommy Donbavand
Illustrated by Kevin Myers

  • Hardback
  • £9.99

There's something weird going on at Penny Bridge School. Kids are asking for extra homework! Sounds daft? You wait 'til you read the book!

Written by the author of CBBC's Scream Street TV series!

There's something weird going on at Penny Bridge School. Kids are asking for extra homework, demanding to stay in at break time to solve maths problems, and running their own spelling tests over lunch. It's unnatural!

Two pupils set out to discover the cause of this very odd behaviour, and the trail leads them into the school canteen...

Tommy Donbavand's Funny Shorts is a series of 4,000-word colour illustrated, chapter-based readers, which are perfect for bridging the gap between first chapter books and independent reading.

Published by Franklin Watts EDGE, using off-white paper and a font recommended by the British Dyslexia Association.

Biographical Notes

Tommy Donbavand is the author of the 13-book Scream Street series, published in over a dozen languages worldwide. He has also written several titles for reluctant and struggling readers, including Zombie!, Wolf, Virus and Uniform - which won the 2011 Hackney Short Novel Award.

Originally from Liverpool, Tommy now lives in Lancashire with his family and an increasing number of pets. He sees sleep as a waste of good writing time.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445153858
  • Publication date: 10 May 2018
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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