Description - Stuff Happens: Ned by Andrew Daddo
Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath, James Roy, Pat Flynn and Alex McDiarmid. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge. Aimed at boys aged between 7 and 11, the Stuff Happens series explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express- quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in. Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers. Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Ned it happened with a new teacher. Ned's worst fears are confirmed when he ends up in the class with the worst teacher in the school, possibly the world, and away from his best mates. Things don't improve when the teacher seems to have adored both Ned's older siblings - how is he going to survive the day, let alone the whole year? http-//www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-features/books-for-boys-series-stuff-happens-helps-show-boys-how-to-deal-with-their-emotions/story-fni3wj64-1227246165147 Praise for Stuff Happens 'Stories about boys, aimed at boys and containing real-life stories of their school and home life are rare. Even rarer are those that have readily identifiable characters and situations, and engage, amuse and inform. But here they are.' 'An exciting new series written specifically for boys aged from seven to eleven . . . great additions for school libraries and for engaging reluctant boy readers. Outstanding!' Read Plus 'The fantastic Stuff Happens series.' reviewZOO 'I love a book that talks in a kid's voice. It makes us feel important and special. The thing I like the most about these books are that they tell different perspectives of everyday things in life.' Mr 10 - Readingtree.com.au 'The awareness of the emotional life of boys is slowly being recognised as a critical factor into the development of boys to be strong and courageous sensitive men. Stuff Happens explores feelings and emotions in an entertaining and humorous way, allowing boys to understand that it is OK to express emotion. This can only be positive! I highly recommend and love the books!' Deborah Jepsen, Educational and Developmental Psychologist - Melbourne Child Psychology / School Psychology Services 'As a mum to two boys aged 8 and 10, I was thrilled to find a book series that provided very real 'boy dilemmas' and connected feelings and behaviours, which can be really confusing for boys. What was even more exciting was how much the boys ate it up. My eldest read the first book in one sitting and I was back at the bookshop the next day to buy the entire series! My youngest loved being read to and was so engaged and interested in all the characters and their issues. Can't wait for the next instalment.' Marita Evans - Mum to Rupert, 10, and Henry, 8
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Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 131mm x 7mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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Book Reviews - Stuff Happens: Ned by Andrew Daddo
Author Biography - Andrew Daddo
Andrew Daddo had a starring role on 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' in 2015, but his first real TV job was as host of the ABC's national music show The Factory, which gave him cult status amongst Australian teenagers. After a year in New York as the first Australian to graduate to MTV 'VJ', he returned to become a household name with programs like The World's Greatest Commercials, Australia's Funniest People and comfortably adapted to news program 11AM. He's presented the Olympics with Seven in Sydney and Beijing, enjoyed the good life of a professional traveller with The Great Outdoors, appeared in three films and one stage show. Andrew's done a lot!
Andrew Daddo is also an accomplished author of 25 best-selling books for all ages - picture books, chapter books, short story collections, young adult novels and adult non-fiction. He writes each month for Australian Golf Digest and contributes regularly to Essential Kids, Sydney Morning Herald and various travel magazines.
Over the past ten years he has spoken to literally hundreds of thousands of school children around Australia about the importance of literacy.
One Step is Andrew's second book with Penguin Random House after publishing Ned in 2014 as part of the popular Stuff Happens series.