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Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed (Uncle Gobb 1)

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Malcolm is in all ways an ordinary ten-year-old. This is a perfectly ordinary story featuring one perfectly ordinary ten year old, his very bossy uncle, some baked beans, a school which tries to make interesting things BORING, the famed Italian city of Ponky, and a genie who appears when you rub your nose. It also includes lots of very useful facts, many of which are ...more
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published June 4th 2015 by Bloomsbury Childrens
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May 09, 2016 selda added it
it is so funny and i love it
J. Ashley Smith
Jan 26, 2016 J. Ashley Smith rated it did not like it
I've just finished reading this to my eldest son. It's only a short book, but it felt like it would never end. Very likely because there was nothing in it whatsoever to connect with; never have so few words managed to contain so little of value, humour or interest.

I appreciate that I am not the target audience for this shamelessly lower middle grade book, but just because a book is written for and marketed to children doesn't mean it has to be puerile, facile, meaningless twaddle. It reads like
Sally Flint
Dec 17, 2015 Sally Flint rated it liked it
An utterly silly and frivolous read in the style of David Walliam. The plot is whimsical as the narrator observes how worksheets have not changed they are just completed on tablets now. Uncle Gobb is determined to uphold educational standards, but it isn't easy with his nephew Malcom who doesn't give the straightforward answers. For example, he can't answer why is someone wearing his blue hat as how do we know the hat actually belongs to him. There is nothing for it but to destroy Malcolm and ...more
Sep 28, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is hysterically funny. Both my husband and I continued to read it after our son had gone to bed because we were unable to resist it. It reminded me a little of Fortunately the Milk (by Neil Gaiman), but has its own madcap charm. I would especially recommend it to reluctant readers in 2nd-5th grades who enjoy funny books.
Wilde Sky
Aug 22, 2015 Wilde Sky rated it liked it
A young boy annoys his uncle.

This book has a good basic idea but the writing wasn’t tight enough and I felt it was trying to be too clever – but I am probably not the target audience (I'm too old).

Real rating 2.5
Jan 17, 2016 Bev rated it really liked it
Quick read full of Michael Rosen's irrepressible, silly humour with indicators of how he feels about worksheets and tables very apparent to a grown up reader. Good fun to read and Neal Layton's illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the amusing prose.
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Nov 20, 2016 Matthew Hunt rated it really liked it
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Kept my eight year old son chuckling all the way through.
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Michael Rosen, a recent British Children’s Laureate, has written many acclaimed books for children, including WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and I’M NUMBER ONE and THIS IS OUR HOUSE, both illustrated by Bob Graham. Michael Rosen lives in London.

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“Deep inside his brain, something had made him realise that it was Malcolm (and now his friend too, who had been so stupid as to join with Malcolm in this whole stupid, stupid, stupid business), who stood in his way.” 0 likes
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