The laugh-out-loud, against-all-odds triumph of a sequel
to one of the bestselling children's debuts of 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
SELECTED FOR THE 2022 READ FOR EMPATHY COLLECTION
Billy Plimpton took to the stage and captivated the crowd at the
triumphant ending to THE BOY WHO MADE EVERYONE LAUGH, and in the
sequel, he's going to go viral. Celebrity comedian Leo Leggett
takes Billy under his wing, as his new sidekick: when Leo tweets
a clip of his stand-up act, Billy suddenly becomes the most
famous boy in the country. At first, this is GREAT - all the kids
at school think he's cool and he gets to appear on his favourite
morning TV show. But Leo's motives turn out to be shady and Billy
must turn the tables in a very public way...
The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has
a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read,
starring a child like him.
Packed with brilliant jokes and one-liners to make kids roar
with laughter a book to encourage empathy and kindness in young
readers Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Lisa Thompson
and Jenny Pearson.