The bullies tease Tim, kick down his sandcastle and pick on Biscuits, and before long Tim wonders whether it would be better to avoid the beach for a while and lie low. But Biscuits is determined to enjoy his holiday, and the chums soon find themselves in the middle of a dire and dangerous adventure.
Luckily, help comes from a rather unexpected source and gives Tim the chance to become Super-Tim and save the day...
An exciting, funny story about two boys who face up to bullies while on holiday, read by Stephen Tompkinson.
Jacqueline Wilson has sold over 20 million books in the UK and has been awarded an OBE for services to literacy in schools. Among her many awards are the Smarties Prize, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award and Blue Peter’s People’s Choice Award.
In this thoroughly entertaining yet at times quite poignant novel from popular children’s author Jacqueline Wilson we follow the plight of Mandy, who is bullied mercilessly at school. Jacqueline Wilson has a unique knack for telling stories that charm and delight whilst also providing plenty of pause for thought, and Bad Girls sees her on top form tackling the very serious issue of bullying - something that affects many children every day.
When Mandy’s bullying finally comes to a head resulting in her nearly being involved in a serious accident, her mother decides to keep her home from school until the situation is resolved. Whilst at home Mandy becomes acquainted with a girl who lives next door, Tanya. Tanya is rather more outgoing than Mandy, but nevertheless seems to immediately take a shine to her, arousing Mandy’s mother’s suspicions as she thinks she might be a bad influence. Mandy grows frustrated with what she sees as her mum getting in the way of what would otherwise be a great friendship, but as the story progresses and we discover more about Tanya we begin to see why her concerns may have been well-placed.
Humorous and engaging, Wilson’s characters are ones that many children will be able to identify with. Read by actress and comedian Josie Lawrence, this story is available to buy either as a digital download or a CD audiobook.