Author(s): Mark Lowery
Young Adult | No Category
Roman Garstang is obsessed with food - particularly Squidgy Splodge raspberry-jam doughnuts - but he is about to learn that things are not always as sugar-coated as they might seem.
Because of his Monday-morning jam doughnut, Roman's week takes a very sticky turn. By Friday Roman has been banned from eating for 24hrs, narrowly avoided a faceful of warm toddler-wee, accidentally shoplifted, been given a lift in a getaway van, styled his teacher's guinea pig with a blue mohawk, started an OAP riot and still barely managed to scoff a crumb - or lick - of a single doughnut. Who knew jam could be so deadly?
A jam-fuelled week of disaster is set in motion by a single doughnut.
Laugh-out-loud adventure about a boy who is obsessed with food. Lowery has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize twice. The Bookseller (Children's Previews) So funny it ruined my day. Jonathan Meres, author of THE WORLD OF NORM
When I wasn't seething with resentment and jealousy, The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life actually made me chortle several times. Jonathan Meres, author of THE WORLD OF NORM
Mark Lowery grew up in Preston but now lives near Cambridge with his young family. Some of the time he is a primary school teacher. In the olden days he used to spend his time doing lots of active stuff like running, hiking, snowboarding and swimming but now he prefers staying in and attempting to entertain his children. He plays the guitar badly and speaks appalling Italian but he knows a lot about biscuits. In his mind he is one of the great footballers of his generation, although he is yet to demonstrate this on an actual football pitch. He has an MA in Writing for Children and his first two books - SOCKS ARE NOT ENOUGH and PANTS ARE EVERYTHING - were both shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He is yet to find a cake that he doesn't like. Follow Mark on www.marklowery.co.uk or on Twitter: @hellomarklowery