A new book from the author of The List
Praise for Bumpfizzle: "So hilarious! Patricia Forde is definitely the high queen of Irish comedy." — Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl
Bumpfizzle is an alien sent to Earth on a mysterious mission from Planet Plonk. Or is he a ten-year-old boy who is jealous of all the attention his parents are giving to The Baby?
Bumpfizzle’s confusion at Earthling behaviours, as reported in his diary and his frequent reports back to Plonk, are hilarious, and his adventures are ridiculous, from eating the cat’s food to biting his teacher (to check if humans would make a good source of food for Plonkers) and attempting to sacrifice a goat. Elina Braslina's playful, Quentin Blake-like illustrations bring Bumpfizzle's adventures on Earth delightfully to life.
"So hilarious! Patricia Forde is definitely the high queen of Irish comedy." – Eoin Colfer
"Rich with contemporary reference and comedy, as Forde uses the alien perspective to offer the reader an alternative view of familiar family conflicts and academic challenges." – The Irish Times
"The book was funny. It was very funny. People who like books with cartoons, and who read Roald Dahl would probably like this book. I’d recommend it to my friend Brooke. You don’t know her." – Sienna (age 11) for The Dublin Inquirer
‘A great joy to read, a wonderful achievement and a much needed refreshing read in a world full of trumpery.’ – The Galway Advertiser
‘This hilarious tale… readers will adore.’ – InTouch
‘With hilariously disgusting illustrations from Elina Braslina, Bumpfizzle is the story of a disgruntled alien that readers will adore.’ – Children’s Books Ireland