Angus wants to have fun with his friends and be a pirate in the school play, but he has to look after his brother and sister while his mother gets on with her acting career. When she gets a new boyfriend, Angus has a horrible thought: what if she has another baby and he has to look after it?
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Angus worships his two younger siblings and helps his much- married, actress mother to take care of them. But he is tired of his "Mr Dependable" tag and starts to resent his mum's perpetual flirtations with unsuitable men that leave him, quite literally, holding the baby while husbands one, two and three get on with their own lives. And when taking care of the little ones threatens to interfere with rehearsals for the school play, Angus decides that something has to be done, especially when he realises that his errant and incredibly fertile mother could well be en- route to another pregnancy.
Morris Gleitzman is in fine form in this complex, funny and totally endearing tale which successfully turns the coming-of-age clich&eactue; upside down, presenting us with a young boy with the weight of responsibility on his shoulders as he tries to find a way to enjoy his childhood. As ever, Gleitzman shines in one of the best books a child is ever likely to read. --Susan HarrisonReview:
The funniest and most refreshing read of the year ( Daily Telegraph)
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Book Description Feb 20, 2002. Book Condition: New. Same day dispatch. Brand new copy. Bookseller Inventory # BC-RJRG-4F8O
Book Description 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 192mm x 184mm. Hardcover. A funny and thought-provoking book from the best-selling author of Two Weeks With The Queen. Angus just wants to have fun with his friends and be a pirate in the school play,.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 128 pages. 0.267. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007133642