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Friday 8 December 2023

Review: Fluff: Bullies Beware (book #1)

From the author of Funny Kid, The Odds and Bored comes a brand new and hilarious junior fiction series.

Gilbert lives in a caravan with his mum, his sister and his comfort bunny Fluff. Fluff is a great best friend, but he can also be a bad influence.

Like when Gilbert’s underpants appear on the school gates, put there by Gilbert’s bully, Fluff has some pretty outrageous ideas to get revenge. 

But the problem with seeking revenge is that once you do it, the person you do it to often wants to do it back.

What follows is an unending series of pranks, punishments and humiliating situations, encouraged by Fluff’s enthusiasm to be the best friend ever. But how do you end a tit-for-tat game of revenge?

Fluff is a fun, funny and joyful book for kids who love a good prank and love to laugh. It’s filled with silliness, but there’s also a fabulous story about friendship, family and the insecurities of being a kid within its pages.

With large font, small word counts on each page and fun black and white illustrations every time you make a turn, it’s perfect for junior readers jumping into novels. It’s laugh-out-loud fun and is sure to have readers begging for more. I know I am (please and thank you Matt Stanton)!

Fluff: Bullies Beware
Author/Illustrator: Matt Stanton
Publisher: HarperCollins, $15.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2023
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780733342080
For ages: 7 - 11
Type: Junior Fiction