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Book Review: My Parents Cancelled My Birthday by Jo Simmons

July 17, 2019

My Parents Cancelled My Birthday, Paperback / softback Book

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“It all started when a pig fell off the roof” When a book starts with that line, you know you want to read on to find out what happens next.

Birthdays are important to Tom and this one is going to be his 11th. He has a great long list of requests for his parents to make his day special, but then disaster strikes, in the form of a curse from the tooth fairy, a flattened chihuahua and the pig falling of the roof.

Tom’s parents are busy people, they can’t possibly sort out an unforgettable birthday for Tom this week. Can they do it next week? Or cancel for this year?! Tom can’t believe this, he’s been looking forward to this day for months. Tom won’t give up. He wants to celebrate his birthday with style and if his parents won’t help he’ll sort it out himself. So with the help of his best friends, a gladiator volcano cake and his younger sister, he makes plans. But this is Tom, so expect the unexpected.

I loved this book, it made me laugh out loud. Birthdays are always big in our family so I can sympathise with Tom. If you need cheering up and a good laugh this is for you. Jo Simmons way with words and with Nathan Reed’s illustrations interspersed, it makes a great read.

I was given this book by the publisher for a frank and honest review.

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