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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

Critic reviews

"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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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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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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  • Ms
  • 20-03-14

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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  • Lucy Bee
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  • 22-07-16

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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Is that lister?

wow its been my favourite book for 6 years but is that Dave Lister ? ive always wondered.

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a COSMIC bedtime story

This story is absolutely COSMIC . the narration for the characters was perfect ,and the actual story it's self is a stroke of genius I bout the CD and had that constantly going in my dad's car for a year and I've got to say it never gets old!

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Cosmic!

I never expected Liam to be a dad! My favorite part was the limo and it's in China 🇨🇳

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So amazing

This book is amazing! It has made it even better with all the voices that Daniel Ryan had put on...perfect for kids 6+!

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it is a brillant book always makes me smile

love the book very well read very good book recommed everyone to read this tell all your friend and family this book is amazing.

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Loved it 😁

Me and my 8 year old twin boys thought it was cosmic! I can't wait to read this with my year 6 class!