Author: Richard Benson
Dimensions: 125 x 175mm
Number of pages: 128
Publication Date: 7th September 2009Buy Book
Last week it was Jack's berthday. He brort a cak to school and we all had a pis.
On our activity holiday Dad wanted to ride the hores, but Mom said they were to ekspensiv.
Children are at their funniest when trying to be serious, and their earnest attempts at mastering the English language are a goldmine of unintentional humour.
This book is packed with hysterical examples of silly spelling and wonky words, from the charming to the ludicrous, and from the profound to the downright X-rated!
Serialised in The Times Educational Supplement Magazine.
3rd best-selling, paperback, non-fiction title, in The Daily Telegraph best-sellers list, 12th December 2009
'This is an unparalleled collection of unintentional humour from earnest small children whose imperfect powers of expression and as yet undeveloped spelling skills puncture their serious intent. Gems abound... From...
'both F in Exams and Blackboard Blunders are very funny examples of children’s unintentional humorous gaffes with spelling and understanding the English language... hilarious.'
'From unfortunate spelling mistakes to hilarious euphemisms, the beauty of these blunders is that the perpetrator is completely unaware of their mistake.'
‘packed with examples of the well – meaning but doomed-to-be-hilarious attempts of children at their most serious... homework howlers and spelling slip-ups which are both charming and funny.’