Australian Writer and Illustrator Paul Jennings, illustrated by Craig Smith The Unforgettable What’s His Name Allen & Unwin, 2016 $17.00pb 216pp ISBN 978 1 7602 9085 6 Themes: Bikies/ Funny stories/ Loneliness/ Mothers and sons/ Shape shifting
He’s a lonely boy the boy who tells this story - we only find his name on the very last line in the book - and he sometimes wishes he was invisible just to avoid people seeing his aloneness!! But you should always be careful what you wish for as this one comes true in a quite unexpected way. As with all books by this writer, the story is both funny and sad, totally original plus it has a heart-warming ending. I would love to read it to a class.
Year 5 up/ Age 9 up