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I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

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'I can get a new brother? On the internet?' Jonny muttered. 'Oh sweet mangoes of heaven!'

Everyone has dreamed of being able to get rid of their brother or sister at one time or another – but for Jonny, the dream is about to become a reality with SiblingSwap.com! What could be better than someone awesome to replace Ted, Jonny's obnoxious older brother.

But finding the perf
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 11th 2018 by Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Stephanie Anze
Jonny is fed up with his older brother Ted. He teases him, bothers him and just does not let him be. That is until Jonny comes across SiblingSwap.com and decides its time for a new brother. He fills his information and what he is looking for in a brother and sends his application. Ted vanishes. Jonny receives a cast of different "new" brothers, not all of them human, and starts to realize that maybe this was not a wise idea.

This book was lots of fun. Being the third of four siblings, I definitel
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Mehsi
A fun, delightful book about siblings.

I just had to try out this book, I don't have any siblings myself (how I wish, but it is now way too late for that), but I still know, from friends, that having siblings isn't always fun. So I was eager to see what Jonny would do when he found out about the sibling swap online!

Because Jonny isn't too happy with his brother Ted. And for good reasons. His brother is always making stupid or mean remarks, always pushing him, always calling him names. I can imag
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Odette Brethouwer
Echt wel een prima boek hoor. leuke humor en er gebeurt genoeg in. Maar net niet mijn ding.

Vond het net iets te schreeuwerig snel en iets te grote letters om fijn te lezen.
Kirsty Stanley
4.5 stars

From the phrase Oh sweet mangoes of heaven, to the sentence in praise of naps, I knew I was going to love this fun and charming book.

Of course I love and adore my sister and never once wanted to swap her!!! Um... whilst that is true now when we were younger we fought so much that I’m sure both of us may have been tempted to try the service offered by Sibling Swap. Johnny and his brother Ted have just had a fight when he spots their advert and he fills out the form not really thinking a
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Rawan
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Feels good to read a children's book. ...more
Steph
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A funny tale with some laugh out loud moments about the perils of swapping your brother on the internet! Henry VIII, a meerkat boy and other interesting brothers are sent to replace Ted... but can any of them actually replace him?
Rebecca Rouillard
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mg-funny
Nine-year-old Jonny is fed up with his older brother Ted teasing him, flicking his ear, calling him names, and worst of all, trying to get him to touch the Hanging Pants of Doom. But then he discovers SiblingSwap.com…

'A new brother. A better brother. A brother who didn’t put salt in your orange squash, who didn’t call you a human sloth, who didn’t burp in your ear. That kind of brother.
Jonny had to try it. He could always return the new brother if things didn’t work out. It was a no-brainer.
He
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Megan
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
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The Teacher's Library
4.5 Stars! I really loved this one!

Review coming on theteacherslibrary.org
Vincent Ripley
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is another brilliant book published in January 2018 by Bloomsbury Kids. I Swapped My Brother On The Internet by Jo Simmons is just the type of book you need to kick off the New Year. Christmas is over, winter is kicking in and you've gone back to school - do we have to? These are the cries that can be heard. Yes, you do as your parents want some peace and quiet. Therefore, what you need is a cracking good read that will make you la
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Amy (Golden Books Girl)
While I wasn`t sure this was my sort of thing, I thought it was absolutely excellent younger middle grade. It`s about what happens when Jonny swaps his older brother Ted on new website Sibling Swap, and gets a few more brothers than he bargained for. There are a variety of bizarre new brothers, ranging from merboys to monarchs to meerkats, and I thought the concept was really clever, and imagine this idea would be even more relevant to those with siblings of their own. I think my favourite scene ...more
Henrike
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das Buch hat mich so zum Lachen gebracht...das hatte ich gar nicht erwartet. Die Idee, einen Bruder (oder eine Schwester), der einen ständig nervt, einfach austauschen zu können, ist ja nur menschlich und vielen wahrscheinlich nur allzu gut bekannt, oder?!? In diesem Buch erfahren wir also, was passiert, wenn so etwas tatsächlich möglich wäre.

Man kann sich so gut in Jonny reinversetzen, wenn er diese etwas ungewöhnlichen Ersatzbrüder kennenlernt und so einige Abenteuer erlebt. Die zahlreichen Sc
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Gus
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was a terrific book, the idea was great (there are times when I would've considered Sibling Swap myself.),I enjoyed hearing about the odd replacements Jonny is sent throughout the book and the ending was great. I felt like it really tied the book together. Would have given more stars but I thought sometimes the illustrations didn't really fit in with the story, but that's just me. ...more
Nam
Oct 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The story was interesting, but I had a major problem with the "oh, swear word!", "big swear word", etc. Kids aren't stupid: they know which words you're saying. We don't need to be encouraging kids to swear. No way I would have a child read it. Shame the author felt the need to ruin a perfectly good children's book this way. ...more
Kate
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I'd never heard of this, but really loved it!

Review coming on theteacherslibrary.org
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Sophie - Kinderboekentips
3,5 * grappig, vermakelijk en leuk boek. Wie wil(de) niet af en toe zijn/haar broer of zus ruilen? ;)
jamie martin
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

I think that this book is one of the best ones that I have read in a long time😀😀😀😀 an I really recommend it to other children that like creative 📚.
Kate Mountford
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Youngest loved this book lots
Vicky
Mar 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very silly book lent to me by one of my class. Quick easy read.
Alex
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not great
Séan Brazier
Made the kids laugh pretty consistently all the way through.
Charlotte Burns
I thought this was a really well-written and imaginative story that was perfectly pitched for the age group. I really enjoyed the addition of some history with Henry VIII (S didn't really get the history of that section, but I was howling with laughter), and I thought the non-human brothers (a merboy, a boy raised by meerkats and a ghost) were a stroke of genius. It really made S and I think about the pitfalls of having a non-human brother and how difficult they would be to live with. I loved th ...more
Runningrara
May 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019
Average MG read with premise of swapping siblings online that becomes slightly sinister when it turns out unwanted children are locked in a fish finger warehouse. High jinx and a feel-good ending.
Evelyn Evertsen-Romp
Ik vond deze erg leuk en fantasievol. Absoluut een aanrader voor jongens van een jaar of negen, die zullen dit echt waarderen.
Mark
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-shelf
One of the few audiobooks on the library card that seemed appealing to research for the nieces and gid children. Entertaining, ludicrous and creative. Characters include a merman and the ghost of Henry VIII so lots to be entertained by. Based on the premise of older brothers are mean - I have one and am one - would I use a website to swap or like to be swapped? I enjoyed the simplicity of the story and approach to creating a website which meets a need for the applicants like merman and then for ...more
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