Stuff Happens: Ned
Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys about everyday challenges. Created by Susannah McFarlane, the series editor, the series is written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath and James Roy. Each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge.
Aimed at boys aged between 7 and 11, the Stuff Happens series explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express: quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in.
Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers.
Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates.
For Ned it happened with a new teacher.
Ned's worst fears are confirmed when he ends up in the class with the worst teacher in the school, possibly the world, and away from his best mates. Things don't improve when the teacher seems to have adored both Ned's older siblings – how is he going to survive the day, let alone the whole year?
Andrew Daddo had a starring role on 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' in 2015, but his first real TV job was as host of the ABC's national music show The Factory, which gave him cult status amongst Australian teenagers. After a year in New York as the first Australian to graduate to MTV 'VJ', he returned to become a household name with programs like The World's Greatest Commercials, Australia's Funniest People and comfortably adapted to news program 11AM. He's presented the Olympics with Seven in Sydney and Beijing, enjoyed the good life of a professional traveller with The Great Outdoors, appeared in three films and one stage show. Andrew's done a lot!
Andrew Daddo is also an accomplished author of more than twenty best-selling books for all ages - picture books, chapter books, short story collections, young adult novels and adult non-fiction. He writes each month for Australian Golf Digest and contributes regularly to Essential Kids, Sydney Morning Herald and various travel magazines.
Over the past ten years he has spoken to literally hundreds of thousands of school children about the importance of literacy. Ned is his first book with Penguin, published as part of the Stuff Happens series.
Stuff Happens: Ned
Author: Andrew Daddo