Cookie! (Book 1): Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World (Hardback)Konnie Huq (author)
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The first instalment of an hilarious new series introduces Cookie, an endearing, ever-so-slightly over excitable nine year old girl and the rotten luck and circumstances that life seems determined to throw at her. In this opening book, a seriously irritating boy has moved in next door – and he’s bought the dream pet that Cookie had her eye on to boot!
Cookie's life is basically over. Her best friend in the whole world is moving to Solihull because one of her dads has a new job there. Solihull?! Where even is that?!
Cookie begs her parents for a pet to fill the void but they have given her an absolute NO. It would be way too expensive and way way too messy. But Cookie has never been a fan of the word 'no' so she visits the pet shop anyway and sets her heart on the sweetest cutest kitteniest kitten ever: Bluey.
But then ... DISASTER!
The most ANNOYING boy she's ever met in her entire nine years goes into the pet shop, buys Bluey and renames her Nigel! And then he joins her year at school! And if that wasn't bad enough, he moves in next door to her.
AAAAGGGGHHHHH! But it's not all bad...
Cookie gets the chance to go on her favourite TV show, Brainbusters. It's only a chance though - she'll have to win the school science competition first. It shouldn't be too hard . . . all she has to do is keep her head down, and not get too over-excited. Unfortunately that's not Cookie's strong point ...
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 26 mm
'Smart, funny and full of warmth, just like its author' - David Walliams
'A fresh and very funny story about an endearing British Bangladeshi nine-year-old - it's clearly going to be a BIG HIT.' - Jacqueline Wilson
'Totally funny and charming and relatable. The book that is. Not the boy, he's really annoying.' - David Baddiel
'Everybody's going to fall in love with Cookie. She's clever and funny and just can't seem to get anything right.' - Charlie Higson
'Konnie should have been writing children's books way sooner. This brilliantly funny adventure had me laughing out loud and momentarily questioning whether cats are in fact better than dogs. They're not, but Bluey/Nigel nearly had me convinced I'd been wrong all my life.' - Greg James
'Cookie - a lass with sass who'll inspire girls and boys alike (and make mums and dads laugh too) ... daft and funny for all.' - Zoe Ball
'If I was 9 yrs old ( and who's to say I'm not..?) I'd want Cookie to be my very best friend. FACT. Funny, clever and a proper drama queen, I love her!' - Dawn French
'Konnie Huq is a brilliant, funny, sparkling star-burst of delight and ideas and positive energy. I am so excited that she's started writing novels.' - Victoria Coren Mitchell
'If you like Tom Gates, you will love Cookie. Konnie Huq's sparky irreverent heroine, fizzing with personality, is a delight. And the pics are pretty funny too' - Meera Syal
'Cookie is brilliantly warm and funny. Wonderful to see a children's book that properly embraces diversity and makes outsiders cool' - Shappi Khorsandi
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