Funny Kid Catastrophe is the new book in the hilarious, laugh-out-loud children’s series from million-copy mega-bestselling author Matt Stanton. Laugh your head off with the super-popular Funny Kid series in this new story where a pet purchase becomes CATASTROPHIC!
Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. He’s also the boy who absolutely, definitely, does not under any circumstances want a cat. So why did Mum and Dad just bring one home?
Max is the funny kid but now a cat is here to ruin his life!
Cat bums, cat claws, ticklish cats, piano-playing cats, cats that will run away and cats that won’t (oh, and a jealous Duck in a toilet jacuzzi) are just some of the things in store for Max and his friends in this Funny Kid adventure!
Funny Kid is the mega-bestselling series from author-illustrator Matt Stanton that has everyone laughing!
Take a look at the reviews from our Young Readers for Funny Kid Catastrophe by Matt Stanton below
Book review from Leo, 9
Funny Kid: Catastrophe, by Matt Stanton, is an awesome book about a boy [called Max] who is not a fan of cats, but ends up having one as a family pet.
Max tries to come up with ways to get rid of the cat and it is really funny!
I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh, especially the duck in the toilet! I liked the cute cat character as well.
I would recommend this book to my friends and I will definitely be reading it again.
Book review from Kyle, 8
This book is about a boy called Funny Kid who wants to be First Kid of Redhill. His mum and dad got him a cat but he hates cats and thinks it is there to kill him. He does alot of funny pranks and silly things to try get rid of the cat.
I loved reading this book, I just wanted to keep reading. I like the funny parts with testing tickling ears, talking to his duck and cat. It made me laugh a few times with some of the parts, especially the duck in the toilet with his dad! It has an awesome ending. The whole book was really interesting and fun to read. I asked my mum if I could get the whole set to read now as I loved it! This book reminds me of me and how I love joking and pranks. I would make everyone read this book.
Note from mum …
I think this book is a winner! Kyle would run up to me and show me pieces in the book or go back and re-read pieces to me that really stood out. He was so involved in the book, to get him to put it down for bed was sometimes a problem, he was attached to it!!
There was one part [about] how one of Funny Kid’s friends has ticklish ears, and he came over to read the part and had to test the whole family on seeing who had ticklish ears it was a great laugh!!
He asked me if he could get the whole Funny Kid collection, that is how much he loved this book!! Thank you for choosing Kyle, he had the best time reading this book!
Book review from Fin, aged 11
Funny Kid Catastrophe by Matt Stanton was a hilarious book.
Max is a boy who hates cats and for some reason his Mum thought it was a great idea to get him one. Max can’t understand why his Mum has done this. At first Max tries to start thinking of ways to get rid of the cat, but nothing seems like it’s going to work. This cat isn’t going anywhere.
His friends soon discover Max has a cat and see the opportunity to make some viral cat videos. Max started off not caring what anyone did with the cat, but one day something happens that changes his mind.
This book is full of cat puns and funny events. I would highly recommend Funny Kid Catastrophe for kids who like to laugh and maybe to anyone that thinks they hate cats!
Book review from Zara, aged 11
This book is about a boy called Max, whose mum is running in the election to be mayor which means his parents are really busy. So to keep him company, his parents brought him a cat.
This kids’ fiction book is a great read for ages 7 to 12. Personally, I really enjoyed this book. It really explained the true life of a child. The moral of the story is, never judge a book by its cover and I would love to read the rest of this series.
My message to the author: Maybe you could explore deeper into Max’s friends’ point of view and the way that they think of these funny situations – I think that if it was to be a series I would be sure to read it.
Overall I think this was a great book and that everyone should read it.
Book review from Eva, aged 9
This book has mixed emotions at the start, but Max – the main character – actually decides to start enjoying the [cat’s] company, as his little sister Rosy is [only] a baby.
Catastrophe (the cat) is an adorable Siamese breed by the look of the cover. Max is thinking he is first kid because his mum is in the voting panel for mayor of their town, but he isn’t yet and soon discovers that they got the cat because of the vote.
His pet Duck isn’t too happy with Catastrophe either.
Families were provided with a copy of the book for the purposes of the review. Views are those of the reviewers. This article contains information provided by HarperCollins.
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