Teenage Kicks - Paperback
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|About the Author||Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 140 books for children and adults. These include Out Of This World (Buster Books) which was shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize and Cool Technology (Scholastic) which won the School Library Association Information Book Award 2013. Clive's titles range from the serious (Robots, The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia, Planet Under Pressure: Pollution and Wow! Science) and sporty (with books on the Olympics, football, basketball and skateboarding) to the downright silly (Joy's Annoying Toys, The Huge Rude Duke and The Curse of the Toxic Trousers). Clive has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. His books have been shortlisted for the TES Information Book of the Year, the Blue Peter Prize and the British Book Awards as well as winning Smithsonian, Children's Choice, NAPPA and PBS awards. Sir Ranulph Fiennes called his latest book on Explorers, "An inspiration to all adventurers." whilst The Guardian declared that his Kingfisher Book Of Football, "was worth a season's training" and the Manchester Evening News labelled it, "The classiest football book around."|
|Author 1||Clive Gifford|
|Book Description||Have you ever ... Eaten with chopsticks for a week? Had a shopping trolley race? Helped out for a night at a homeless centre? This book will tell you how. With 101 challenges and targets for readers to try out, work towards or aspire to before reaching 16, this book is jam-packed with lots of great ideas, from the simple and quiet to the extreme and profane. With extreme action, travel, jokes and japes, charitable acts and life skills - there's something for every teen to tick off their 'must do' list.|
|Editorial Review||Full of fun ideas -- some just fun, some fun and worthwhile ... There genuinely is something for everyone -- the sporty kid, the geeky kid, the earnest kid, the creative kid. And perhaps sometimes the ideas will be inviting enough to tempt a child to step outside his or her usual comfort zone (The Bookbag) Barmy, brilliant and hilarious ... the perfect companion to any bored teenager, as well as just fun, interesting and entertaining for the rest of society as well (Hack Writers) 'a barmy, brilliant and hilarious odyssey of a book ... the perfect companion to any bored teenager, and is just as fun, interesting and entertaining for the rest of society as well.' (Hackwriters) 'There genuinely is something for everyone' (The Bookbag)|
|Publisher||Hodder Children's Books|