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Summary

Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.
©2008 Frank Cottrell Boyce (P)2008 Macmillan Digital Audio

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"Hilarious and ingenious hymn to dadliness and all things dadly...A thoroughly warmhearted CD with a serious, unsentimental core, perfect for silencing quarrels on long car journeys."( The Daily Telegraph)

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  • 20-09-19

I looooooooooove😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️dis book

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It so good 😊 it so gooooooood 😱❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ do gooooooood I love it 🥰

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Witty and entertaining

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Kids love this. One for slightly older children to appreciate the humour best, but a firm favourite.

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Funny story about "dadliness"

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Great story for all the family (loved by a seven-year old girl, a teenage boy and adults in our house). The story takes a funny (and simultaneously terrifying) trip into space while sneaking in a consideration of what it is to be a good father ("dadliness")- sounds like an unlikely combination but this has been one of my teenage son's favourite books for a few years.

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Brilliant by Tom age 9

I think this book is funny. Also it's interesting that it's an audio diary. I liked Doctor Drax because she is very rich and built the Building of Infinite Possibility. I recommend this book because it has a brilliant storyline and is funny. Also the story is told backwards because you only find out what happened at the launch in the middle of the story.

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Enjoyed every minute

I had to read this book as it will be used an English writing resource. Listened to it to and from school each day and loved it. Can't wait to share with the cherubs in my class! They too will love it I am sure.

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A great youngsters space story

My 6 year old loves space and enjoyed this audio book immensely.

He found it highly funny that a child was in space.

Brilliant book - recommend to all.

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The most brilliant book I've ever read

This book really paints a picture in your mind and the voices help it come to life. The characters go through a journey with twists and turns at every corner. Cosmic is a must read- it is the best book from Frank Cottrell Boyce yet!!

I recommend this book 100%. Five stars!

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Fantastic

Just wanted to hear more. So disappointed when it came to an end. Never laughed so much.

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This was truly COSMIC

a boy stuck in space is a great hook to keep the reader engaged

i like that its done as a audio log of the events that happened which made the audio book really feel like i was listening to a real audio log as i read along with the physical book

one thing i have noticed that maybe a bit formulaic is all the lessons in books by the author all are linked back to something different

Cosmic uses World Of Warcraraft
Framed uses Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Millions uses Saints

but that formula mixed with the humour of this book really works out of the 3 i like this book the most

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Great to read

It was super book to read because it was a good idea to a rocket 🚀 😀😃😄😁😆🤑😎💩😈🎃