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Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 96 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/06/2018 ISBN: 9781912417032

Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth

Patricia Forde, illus by Elina Braslina

Little Island

Bumpfizzle is an alien, sent to Earth from Planet Plonk on a research mission. Or is he really just a ten-year-old boy who is feeling a bit disgruntled at all the attention his parents are lavishing on The Baby? It is up to readers to make up their own minds. Either way, Bumpfizzle’s confusion at Earthling behaviours, as reported in his diary and his frequent reports back to Plonk, are hilarious, and his adventures are ridiculous, from eating the cat’s food (it makes him throw up, always good for attention) to biting his teacher (to check if humans would make a good source of food for Plonkers) and attempting to sacrifice a goat (he soon discovers what goats’ horns are for).

Selling Points

  • Brilliantly funny and accessible read
  • Playful illustration in the style of Quentin Blake
  • Theme of older sibling jealousy handled carefully and playfully
  • Author well-known and shortlisted for Children’s Books Ireland Awards
  • Illustrator nominated for the Kate Greenaway


‘So hilarious! I think Patricia Forde is definitely the high queen of Irish comedy’ – Eoin Colfer


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