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Summary

Timmy Twinkle is chubby. That means he gets bullied at school and hasn't any friends. He longs to play football, but he's hopeless at games. He's miserable. And it doesn't help when Gramps tells him about Great Uncle Vernon, a chubby boy who grew up to be a famous footballer.

Then his gran's friend May comes to stay. May is a fitness fanatic who knocks Timmy and Gramps into shape in no time, and Timmy discovers there's magic in his toes, he can kick a ball just like Great Uncle Vernon. And when Timmy performs on the football field, everyone wants to be friends with him.

(P)2006 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"Inspiring." ( SEN Magazine)
"The latest title in the Magical Children series deals with bullying and focuses on football. Andrew Sachs' interpretation of this series has reflected their humour and poignancy perfectly." ( Publishing News)
"It is a relief, amid so much arch and knowing children's entertainment, to settle down to a straight-forward, well-told tale, with clearly defined characters and a happy ending. The incomparable Andrew Sachs Is relaxed without being casual, his glorious voice rising above the sound effects of slurps of tea and suchlike. A delight, that also smuggles in the lesson that football isn¿t just a game, it is a metaphor for life." ( Telegraph)

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loved it

loved it a bit short but has lots of comedy in it way better personally than charlie and the chocolate

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Terrific book

I really like that it was all happy and that from the start onwards it seemed to get better and better at some places the sound affects didn't sound right but they were also really good and funny it could have been a bit longer and said about timmys career as a football player like if he won the title scored on his debut or got replaced and soled when in bad form and then come back with a bang but all in all I think it was an amazing book red really well and it's probably my favourite book thank you I hope you read this and ate this awesome book so you can enjoy it like I did.

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Sensational

I just want to read it again and again for the love of god
Sensational 😃😃😃😃😃
Love it so so much

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Great listen

Myself and my 11 year old son listened. It's a lovely story.
Great time spent this afternoon listening
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  • Mohamed Ibrahim Hassan
  • 25-04-17

Great story, and great performance

Great piece of work, it's the first story I read for Gardner, I'm searching for more of her stories to share with my kids!