Mandy Small has trouble writing so her teacher suggests that she tells her life story into a tape recorder. So begins Mandy’s funny, and sometimes sad, story of life with her loving but irresponsible parents, her Nan who thinks her parents aren’t fit to look after her, and Old Misery Guts, their landlady.
This is the story of how Mandy learns to cope with her untidy life and finally emerges triumphant. Her life with her loving but chaotic parents – Dad, the Elvis look-alike, and Mum, whose idea of a special meal is burnt toast! Then there’s school, where the horrible Tracey Bigg picks on Mandy and her timid friend, Oliver, not to mention Old Misery Guts, the landlady and Nan, who htinks that Mandy’s parents aren’t fit to look after her. With so many things to worry about, Mandy begins to think that she’s in danger of turning into a real Fruit and Nutcase!
Mandy’s story, told in the form of diary into a tape recorder, is a funny and often moving account of a child’s everyday life, with all its difficulties, and is hilariously illustrated by
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Becky Bananas: This is Your Life -
“This book about the life of Becky Bananas is so good… (it) teaches you a lot about loss and being brave, and learning that you don’t always get what you want.”
Jenny Lazurus, age 14, Kids Out
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“Inventive and funny.”
This is the third book in the highly successful series that began with the zany 'Skinny Melon and Me'(‘Inventive and funny’ 'Times Educational Supplement') and continued with the funny and moving 'Becky Bananas: This is your life'.
'Fruit and Nutcase' combines the typical Jean Ure mix of sparkling humour and hard-hitting storyline. Mandy Small has trouble writing so Cat, her teacher, suggests that she tells her life story into a tape recorder. So begins Mandy’s funny, and sometimes sad, story of life with her loving but irresponsible parents, her troubles at school and with her interfering grandmother, who thinks that Mandy’s parents aren’t fit to look after her. With so many things to worry about, Mandy begins to think that she is in danger of turning into a real fruit and nutcase!
A hilarious and thought-provoking book from this highly respected author.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003733505
Book Description Publicaciones Sociales Mexicanas,, Mexico:, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First printing. Bi-monthly journal published in Mexico. Includes nos. 67-78 Jan./Feb., 1986 - Nov./Dec., 1987. Each no. is theme specific with topics ranging from: 'A mitad del sexenio de MMH', 'El ano internacional de la paz', 'Reflexiones sobre la Revolucion Mexicana', 'Frida Kahlo: una trabajadora del pincel', 'Impulsemos la solidaridad con Nicaragua', 'Estabilidad social y la crisis', etc. 8vo, wrps, various paginations (between 88-92 pp.), b/w illus., graphs, charts, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 156888