The Baby Brother From Outer Space!

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Written by: Pamela Butchart
Illustrated by: Thomas Flintham

When Haroon’s mum brings his baby brother into school, Izzy and her friends are ALARMED! The baby is clearly using mind control because the office ladies start squeaking and saying made-up words. He writes strange messages with his blocks and he REALLY LIKES SCHOOL DINNERS! But it’s when he’s caught speaking in an alien language on his ‘phone’ that they know. Haroon’s baby brother is from outer space and he’s trying to BEAM THEM ALL UP!!!

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What the Toppsta reviewers think:

‘Well a story involving poo always gets my 6 year old laughing and who as a mother has not had a traumatic nappy experience at some time!  Hilarious story about Haroon’s baby brother with great illustrations throughout and clear text. Great for children who can read and also funny to sit down as a parent to read to your children, highly recommended.’ – Ragdollkhan read to Ragdollkhanbaby, age 6

‘A fantastic book our 6yr old found it so funny and toilet talk is alway amusing for all ages. Great text easy to read on your own or reading aloud at bed time. We had lots of giggles. A great read ‘ – Funky bear read to Little bear, age 6

‘I am seriously glad to read this cool and funny story! The book is great because it’s surprising, full of action, and educational (for parents). I know a new baby at home changes everything however the children’s imagination in this book went wild! Traumatic nappy expierence, panic that pupils will need to take care of the baby and teachers changing into the most nice people in the world may be traumatising! We still laught about mind contol powers of Haroon’s baby brother – who obviously is from outer space. The pictures are fantastic and the story is very cute and heartwarming. The powerful message of unconditional love for babies is priceless.’ – HappyMum read to Suzanne, age 8

‘I Like the characters because they were funny. i like the pictures there were funny … This book was funny throughout and kept me interested. Easily read by a 7 year old independently.’ – Freya, age 7

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    About the Author

    Pamela Butchart

    As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome Primary School in the World TM.

    As a student, Pamela’s student jobs included: fishwife, teaching basketball in America, phlebotomist, and Artist Liaison for a (really bad) Abba tribute band. Now, when she’s not writing or going out and about meeting readers, Pamela teaches philosophy to teenagers and spends all day pondering questions such as, ‘Is time travel possible?’ and ‘How do I know I’m not really a robot?’

    Pamela has always loved children’s books, but never thought she could write her own til her fiancé bought her a guide called ‘How to Write for Children’ for her birthday – and now that she’s had 18 books published, she owes him for life. Her top selling stories include The Spy Who Loved School Dinners which won the Blue Peter Best Story Award and My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat which won The Children’s Book Award. She was shortlisted for the first ever Lollies – Laugh Out Loud Awards with Petunia Peri and for Scottish Book Trust’s Children’s Book Award with Never Tickle a Tiger. Pamela lives in Dundee with her husband, Andy and their two cats, Bear & Carlos. Carlos only has one eye and is Pamela’s hero. If she wasn’t working as a writer and a teacher she’d like to run a luxury hotel for stray cats.

    Twitter: @Pamela_Butchart

    About the Illustrator

    Thomas Flintham

    Thomas Flintham was born and grew up in Lincoln. He studied BA Fine Art at De Montfort University in Leicester and then graduated with a distinction in his Masters degree in Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts, South London.

    He works both digitally, drawing straight into his computer with his Wacom tablet, and in the old-fashioned way on paper with brush and ink and drawing pens. He loves to draw and doodle and most of his work starts off that way. He has a very loose grip on reality, and enjoys disappearing into his own imagination in search of new characters, worlds and ideas to draw. His work is influenced by his interest in all kinds of books, films, comics and Japanese video games.

    His absolute favourite time of year is Christmas – perhaps as chocolate is his most favourite thing to eat. Thomas illustrates all of the Izzy books, and together with author Pamela Butchart, won The Blue Peter Best Story Award for The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and the Children’s Book Award for My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat. He lives in Camberwell.

    Twitter: @ThomasFlintham