sam copeland charlie changes into a chicken

“Here is the modern masterpiece: a book that is full of laughs, while also exploring childhood anxiety.. One of the most hyped children's debut of the decade.. This is a touching and engaging story. This savvy, comic tale ticks every box.” The Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

“a stand-out star, offering belly-busting hilarity.. Head and shoulders above the competition.” The Guardian, Children’s Books of the Month

“A brilliant debut… a book that is not only laugh-out-loud funny but offers important advice about coping with anxiety.” The Mail on Sunday, Children’s Books of the Month

“The best kind of silly.” The Observer, Children’s Books of the Month

“An essential talent, full of the best of Roald Dahl” Elle

“This is one of the best children’s tales we’ve come across in years… hilariously funny but with proper heart.. providing laughter on every page, it’s a sure-fire debut hit.” Waterstones, Book of the Month

“This really is one of the funniest, freshest debuts I've read in a long time. Delightfully silly and utterly heartfelt.. Comedy is hard to do right, but Copeland’s enviable timing and knack for properly laugh-out-loud jokes set this apart. Charlie’s experiences in animal form are comedy gold… it is just genius. A real delight and deserves to be huge.” The Bookseller, Books of the Month

an adventure of fantastical proportions.. a comic novel which fans of Kid Normal will flock to” The Irish Times

“A great example of a kids' book with lots of humour.” The Sun

“Sam Copeland’s debut is brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely moving. However, Charlie Changes into a Chicken is not just a joyous read, through its relentlessly hilarious narrative it ingeniously communicates an important message for children who struggle with anxiety or are confronted by difficulties in their life. A great debut is one that you feel must have always existed, and this is one of those books. Every school library needs to have multiple copies and may I recommend it to every single parent out there.” M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy

“Fresh and funny - this reads like a modern-day Dahl.” Christopher Edge, author of The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day

‘A life-affirming read… heartwarming and hilarious, this book will bring you so much joy.” Booktrust

“This is a glorious debut from an exciting new voice in children's comedy fiction. Sam Copeland WILL turn into a megastar on the strength of this first outing. Cleverly daft storytelling at its very, very best.” Maz Evans, author of Who Let The Gods Out

Very funny indeed.’ – Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike series

“Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious.” – Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper’s Island

“So good you’ll CLUCK with laughter!” Pamela Butchart

“Gloriously silly, gleefully naughty, totally entertaining. So good, in fact, that I HAD to finish it once my son was asleep!” Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic

Charlie Changes Into a Chicken is a gloriously fun, madcap adventure with a celebration of friendship at its heart." Anna James, author of Pages & Co: Tilly and the Book Wanderers

“Hysterically funny!” – Jeremy Strong

“Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom, and rivers of rhino poo.” – Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

A heart-warming story that has led to comparisons with such celebrated authors as David Walliams and David Solomons. But this is no ordinary children's story. … (it) doesn't just entertain his readers but can actually help them to deal with their anxieties.” The Irish Examiner

“In the words of Jean-Claude the pigeon... I am in love with this most delicious, beautiful and delectable book and I wish to fly away with it!” Laura Ellen Anderson, author of the Amelia Fang series

A clever and hilarious story with a hero you'll love… I'm already looking forward to the next one” Parents In Touch

“Laugh-out-loud funny, with an important underlying message on how to cope with anxiety.” Abie Longstaff

“A side-splitting debut… fantastically ridiculous… will have readers snorting with giggles.” Press Association

Note to any authors or reviewers who haven’t given me a lovely review yet:

I have taken all your names down. EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU. I shall hunt you down. There is no hiding. There is no escape. You shall regret the day you crossed me.

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