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The Gizmo (Gizmo #1)

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  609 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Some gizmos are pretty weird, but this one is the weirdest ever! And it won't go away. A wacky story by the amazing
Paperback, 72 pages
Published August 22nd 2005 by Penguin Global (first published April 2nd 1998)
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Maz congray rangray
1)A nook written by an author you have already read
2) because well my good friend casey recommended it to me
3) the use of comedy is at a good level. i found it real interesting about the choice of the setting
4) nothing. i liked it
5) it did not really teach me anything new.
6) the use of the gizmo being a friend to the main character.
7) "he stole a gizmo, and now it's paying him back)
8) my little sister
Tim M-m
First off I think Paul Jennings is a really good author because he has the abilities to make me believe that the story he is telling is true. I have read most of his books now, But my favorite ones would have to be the ones like Unbelievable, Uncanny and best of all Unreal!. I enjoy these types of books because they contain about 6-8 mini stories which you could easily read one in just a hour. I like having these mini stories because it means I never get board of what im reading because the stor ...more
Denzel Robertson
Firstly, I decided to read this book because my favourite author is Paul Jennings so I went and looked through his books and actually found this book, Gizmo. The category that this book completes on the bingo board is "A book with a male main character." The male main character in this book is Stephen. Stephen is talked into stealing something from a store to prove that he isn't a wimp. The character I found interesting was Stephen because he hasn't stolen anything in his life until this one mom ...more
Classic Paul Jennings, a quick and easy read, as much fun for adults as it is for kids.
Sarah Ruthven
This book was one of the best books I've ever read! - By Hailey
My favourite book series as a kid
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A bit of light fun for the kids
Nilou Kedemos
Short and stupid.
Casey Smith
Its pretty cool, its about a boy who goes to the market with his friend and they go around stealing goods but one of the things they stole was a toy sortof thing from out of space called "Gizmo" . The boy then starts to have bad luck soo he trys t throw it away but its stuck to him. He goes hrough alot of trouble trying to get rid if the gizmo and in the end he does. He gives it to the bully who told him to steal it so he could have bad luck. The end
I remember having this teacher in primary school. She would read to the class the most wonderful and quirky books, and she was the reason i started reading for enjoyment. She opened my eyes to the wonderful world of books and to authors such as Roald Dahl and Paul Jennings. The gizmo was one of the first books that made me love reading. Its one of those's books that should be read at least once.
I wasn't to keen to pick it up at first because it was the Paul Jennings book I read then my friend would not leave until I rad at least one chapter so I did and could not put it down it did take me a good soiled week to finish reading it nonstop but I am glad I read it
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Linda Cooke
This book is a highly amusing take on the disasters and consequences that can strike young boys when they make a Bad Choice!
Easy to read and very entertaining
There weren't many kids I knew who hand not read Paul Jennings, I think I read all of his books as soon as I could get them. One of my favorite Authors growing up.
The Gizmo is a very funny story that will make you lauhg so if your looking for a good laugh look no ferther than the Gizmo.
My favourite book when I was around 6 years old. The one book from that time that sticks vividly in my mind, I'm now 21.
What's not to like about a Paul Jennings book. I will be using this as part of my Values Education and Literacy programmes.
Fast pased books that hand out punishments (to the characters) for doing somthing bad, finding the Gizmo
Anna Smillie
I read it before but I think it's still funny, one of my favorite books. I would recomend it to people.
★ Jess
a quick and funny read.
very imaginative.
Every 8-12 year old should read this book.
We have got it at home. This is a interesting book but it is very short.
Courtney Smith
This book still creeps me out and I read it in primary school.
Zac (Fellow Lord) Cooper
short but interesting, very well thought out (as usual)
Paul Jennings books are creepy.

Enough said.
it was weierd and wonderful
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Paul Jennings was born in Heston near London, and at the age of 6 emigrated to Melbourne, Australia on a boat. He was on the boat for 5 weeks with his family. He attended Bentleigh West Primary School and Caulfield Grammar School.

After graduating from school, he went to Frankston Teachers College (now part of Monash University) and became a teacher. He taught students at Frankston State School, Ka
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