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Worry Warts (Misery Guts #2)

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Dear Mum and Dad,
This is just to let you know that I took the torch, the hammer, the gardening trowel, the plastic strainer, the chocolate biscuits and the stuff that's missing from the bathroom. So it's OK, you haven't been burgled. Please don't worry, things are looking better than I thought opal-wise.
Love, Keith
What does a kid do when his
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Published March 1st 2001 by Pan Australia (first published March 1st 1993)
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Alisha
Jul 08, 2015 Alisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morris Gleitzman was one of my absolute favourite childhood authors - I even got his autograph! His books are light and easy to read and have a comedic value only Andy Griffiths could match.
Georgina
This is a brilliant take on a child in complete denial about why his parents are unhappy and how he comes to accept that things will be better for them if they separate.

Very smart and incredibly funny, I can't recommend this book enough. It may be aimed at a young audience but its got enough smarts in it that parents or any other reader will be able to get something out of it.

Keith is a wonderful boy, earnest and hard working he really cares about his family, even if he is a bit simple minded.
Yaron
Apr 25, 2012 Yaron rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Children
I read this book in the bathroom (in several installments). It's a cute children's book with a somewhat surprising sense of humour. The author is intelligent and respects his reading audience.
Sally
So the misery guts are now in sunny Australia, but all's still not perfect... so Keith decides to run off to the opal fields and find his family a fortune. Loads of fun!
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May 31, 2016 Allie rated it liked it
Second in the series, and while it still yielded laughs from my children and me, it just doesn't hold up to the first book.
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this book i cant really remember....
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Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia's most successful authors, both internationally and at home. He was born in England in 1953 and emigrated to Australia in 1969 so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer.

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