Funny Kid: Stand Up by Matt Stanton

Funny Kid: Stand Up by Matt Stanton

funny-kid-stand-up-order-your-signed-copy-Max Walburt was always the kid who made everybody laugh until his arch-nemesis, Abby Purcel, decided to name him ‘the unfunny kid.’

Following the huge success of Funny Kid For President in which we met the hilariously goofy Max whose shenanigans never failed to put a smile on our faces, Australian children’s author and illustrator, Max Stanton, is back with the hilarious sequel, Funny Kid: Stand Up. This time around Max is put to the ultimate test, performing in a talent show where he has no option but to be the funniest, wackiest, most hilarious kid he’s ever been.

Things don’t always go to plan for Max though, and this book is no different. In the line for Redhill’s Got Talent, his local talent show, he quickly checks out the competition, and it is no other than Tumbles the Clown. Tumbles swiftly becomes Max’s biggest threat in the show, pretty much ruining his first performance! Enraged and confused, he storms off, only to find out his arch-enemy, Abby Purcell, is in the show, too – as a magician! Could this day get any worse?

As it turns out, it could. Max’s grandpa has gone missing and Redhill nursing home is celebrating the absence of Grandpa Walburt, better known as ‘cranky pants.’ To find his grandpa, Max must enlist the help of his best friend Hugo, who, whilst being a good and generous friend, is constantly bringing Max back to reality. So, when Max begins to obsess over the talent show and forget about his missing grandpa, his friendship with Hugo saves him.

Funny Kid: Stand Up is packed full of jokes and yet still remains heartfelt, with an inspiring twist that somehow shines a little bit of love on every character, even those Max thought were his enemies. For kids aged 8+, this book stands a chance of being one of the most delightful they’ve read, with Stanton once again cleverly striking a balance between zany characters and important messages of friendship and courage. From kidnapped grandpas, to a giant police dog named Steve, Funny Kid is an ode to all things wacky and lovable.

About the Author:

Matt Stanton is a bestselling children’s author and illustrator with half a million books in print. He is the co-creator of nine bestselling picture books, including the mega-hits, There Is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts and This Is a Ball. He launched his much-anticipated middle-grade series, Funny Kid, globally, in 2017. The first book in the series, Funny Kid for President, debuted as the #1 Australian kids’ book and is fast winning legions of fans around the world. He lives in Sydney with his wife, bestselling picture book creator Beck Stanton, and their two young children.

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                  Publisher details

                  Funny Kid: Stand Up
                  Author
                  Matt Stanton
                  Publisher
                  ABC Books
                  Released
                  20 November, 2017

                  Synopsis

                  For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Big Nate, FUNNY KID is the mega-bestseller from author-illustrator Matt Stanton.Every kid wants to laugh, and Max is the boy who can make it happen. Or he used to be. But something terrible has happened and Max seems to have lost his funny!Now Max is the 'Un-Funny Kid', right when he's trying to win the town talent quest!Heckling clowns, kidnapped grandpas, giant dogs called Steve, bungled police operations and the greatest stand-up comedy routine of all time are just some of the things in store for Max, Hugo, Abby and Duck on their brand new adventure. Will the real Funny Kid please stand up!
                  Matt Moran
                  About the author

                  Matt Moran

                  Matt Moran is the executive chef and co-owner of the award-winning ARIA restaurant, which enjoys one of the most enviable reputations and locations in Sydney, overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the harbour. In 2009 he opened a second ARIA restaurant, in Brisbane, in another stunning waterfront location on Eagle Street Pier. In 2012 Matt opened the doors to Riverbar & Kitchen in Brisbane and also CHISWICK, in Sydney's leafy Woollahra. At the heart of CHISWICK is the kitchen garden, where much of the restaurant's produce is grown. More recently he has opened North Bondi Fish and also, been awarded the tender for the Art Gallery of NSW restaurant and café. While Matt's main focus remains his restaurants, he displays his passion for cooking in TV shows such as  MasterChef, Junior MasterChef, The Chopping Block, My Restaurant Rules and his award-winning TV show, Paddock to Plate. He is the author of three bestselling cookbooks, Matt MoranWhen I Get Home and Dinner At Matt's.

                  Books by Matt Moran

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                  1. This book is really good and i brought the book

                  2. The book is so funny and cool