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Grasshopper glitch

Grasshopper glitch

Sparkes, Ali; Collins, Ross

Lunch just got dangerous. Josh and Danny don't know it yet but something sinister is waiting in one of their lunchboxes. One taste and the twins will get ears in their tummies and a strange ability to chuck up brown goo - like a grasshopper. But Petty Potts wouldn't let that happen - would she?

Paperback, Book. English. Adventure. Fiction 7+. Children's stories. Adventure stories.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Ali Sparkes ; illustrated by Ross Collins
ISBN: 0192729349, 9780192729347
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 119 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series: S.W.I.T.C.H. ; 3
Subject: Danny (Fictitious character : Sparkes) Juvenile fiction.; Brothers Juvenile fiction.; Josh (Fictitious character : Sparkes) Juvenile fiction.; Metamorphosis Juvenile fiction.; Grasshoppers Juvenile fiction.; Women scientists Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: S.W.I.T.C.H. ; 3.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 2
Quiz Number: 220419


Josh and Danny let Petty Potts-their barmy next-door neighbour and scientist extraordinaire-give them a lift to school, but after a mix up with their drink and some S.W.I.T.C.H spray the twins suddenly have green feelers, ears in their abdomens and a strange ability to chuck up brown goo.

The boys must SWITCH back before anyone notices they're not in class. But school is the least of their worries-they're just a whisker away from trouble-there's a grasshopper muncher on the loose . . .

Petty Potts's diary entry:

One day, I am going to find Victor Crouch-confront him-and make him confess that he stole my work and burnt out my memory.

But in the meantime, as far as Josh and Danny are concerned, I will keep my promise and will never make them try any more spray or potion. Or trick them. Or bribe them. Or anything like that. Probably.


Praise for Ali Sparkes's Frozen in Time, winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award

'I know now what they mean by a plot that is toe-curlingly good . . . brilliantly inventive and rollicking fantastical adventure'
Bookbag||Frozen in Time shows [Ali's] skill at fusing traditional children's storytelling with modern tales . . . Sparkes's sci-fi conspiracy thrills will keep 21st-century kids transfixed
Books Quarterly||It was outstanding. It blew me away
Jamie Fenlon, judge on the Blue Peter Book Award panel||Praise for Wishful Thinking:

A delight from start to finish . . . Sparkes' clear, direct style is easy to read . . . Oh, what fun this is!
Amanda Craig, The Times