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‘I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’

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This is a dark book about revenge against authoritarian education from the usually gentle John Burningham. Every day when John Patrick Norman McHennessy sets out for school he gets caught up in extraordinary events with lions and crocodiles and tidal waves, so arrives late and bedraggled.

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One day ten year old Bill wakes up to find his mum insists on dressing him in a bright pink dress - and then everyone treats him as if he were a girl. It's a rude awakening to the gendered reality of home and school life.