The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

'Very funny, very touching, very truthful - a total delight
to read.' Jacqueline Wilson
'Amazing' Noel Fielding
A laugh-out-loud, against-all-odds triumph of a story:
the funniest debut of 2021

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big
dream.

He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering
pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious
word.

A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who
has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let
him speak?

The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has
a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read,
starring a child like him.

Praise for The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

'This incredibly debut tugs at your heartstrings and makes you
laugh out loud in equal measure. I guarantee you'll be cheering
along in the final pages!' Lisa Thompson

'It's Wonder with one-liners.' Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher

'As warm and wise as it is funny.' Shappi Khorsandi

'A laugh out loud story, the like of which I've never read before.'
Kerry Godliman

'This book is a great way of showing children how to be confident
and winners by having a sense of humour and making others laugh.'
Baroness Floella Benjamin

'This book is brilliant. It is funny, wise, kind and exciting.'
Marcus Brigstocke

'So funny and joyful.' Rachel Parris

  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 143 x 201 x 20mm | 210g
  • Publication date: 04 Feb 2021
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • ISBN13: 9780702300851
  • Bestsellers rank: 20,315

More Books:

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Helen Rutter
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-03 - Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

When life is funny, make some jokes about it. Billy Plimpton has a big dream: to become a famous comedian when he grows up. He already knows a lot of jokes, but
Laugh-Out-Loud Baby
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Tony Johnston
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-25 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From Caldecott Medalist Stephen Gammell and beloved writer Tony Johnston, this joyous picture book with audio celebrates the sound of a baby’s laughter. The f
The Man Who Laughs
Language: en
Pages: 748
Authors: Victor Hugo
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-01 - Publisher: The Floating Press

Moving away from the explicitly political content of his previous novels, Victor Hugo turns to social commentary in The Man Who Laughs, an 1869 work that was ma
Everything Is Awful
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Matt Bellassai
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-02 - Publisher: Atria/Keywords Press

From the break-out star of BuzzFeed comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful and humiliating moments from his life so far, proving �
Please Stop Laughing at Me
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Jodee Blanco
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-19 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"In this timely update of the seminal classic, author and activist Jodee Blanco reveals how she simply set out to share her story-and ended up igniting a grassr
Monologue
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Jon Macks
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Penguin

"Jon Macks is one of the greatest comedy writers of all time."--Chris Rock A hilarious, revealing look behind the history and culture of American late-night TV,
Broken Arrow Boy
Language: en
Pages: 36
Authors: Adam Moore
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher:

Adam Moore describes how he suffered a serious brain injury and recovered with medical help and family support.
If You Want to Make God Laugh
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: Bianca Marais
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-07 - Publisher: Penguin

A rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time and discover the ways that love
The Boy Whose Wishes Came True
Language: en
Pages: 0
Authors: Helen Rutter
Categories: Children's accidents
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-08 - Publisher:

10 year old Archie Crumb is having a tough time. Picked-on at school, picked last for any team, his dad has a new wife and little daughter and not much time for
Don't Laugh at Me
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Allen Shamblin
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

Illustrated version of a song pointing out that in spite of our differences, we are all the same in God's eyes.