Twisted tales: Read another extract from Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes by Tim Harris

Twisted tales: Read another extract from Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes by Tim Harris

 Not-So-Smartphone

Chapter 1

Does anybody in your family have a fancy phone? A smartphone? If they do, you had better be careful. 

When Dad first brought home his new smartphone, I thought it was pretty cool. It had all the latest gadgets on it: the internet, games, photos, apps, video, voice recorder – you name it. If it had been invented, it was on Dad’s phone. Dad wouldn’t let anybody else touch his phone at first. But one night, everything changed

‘What would you like to watch tonight, Phillip?’ asked Mum as we plonked ourselves on the couch.

‘The wrestling!’ I cried excitedly. 

I hardly ever got to choose the channel, and I jumped at the chance to watch my favourite wrestlers in action. Bruce the Bruiser was the best of the lot. I loved the way he always lifted his opponents high above his head before slamming them to the ground. 

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Publisher details

Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs and Doom Cakes
Author
Tim Harris
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
28 April, 2020

Synopsis

A hilarious collection of short stories from award-winning author Tim Harris that will have readers laughing out loud.What are the 79 wackiest excuses for being late to school? How do you stop a maniac dentist from terrorising children? Why is the new smartphone so ridiculously dumb? And what does it take to get every single student at Milford Junior School put on detention? Find out in this hilarious collection of short stories. One thing is guaranteed - you will NEVER pick the endings!
Tim Harris
About the author

Tim Harris

Author Tim Harris is a former advertising copywriter and creative director who became increasingly obsessed by sporting history after a pub argument about why football shirts tend to be striped and rugby shirts hooped. He is the author of Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know.

Books by Tim Harris

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