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Write Your Own Funny Stories

Written by James Campbell

Illustrated by Rob Jones

Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction Activity and Puzzle books Reference Books

LoveReading View on Write Your Own Funny Stories

Smart side-splitting guide to writing fab funny fiction

Written by a top comic for kids and the author of The Funny Life of Pets, James Campbell’s Write Your Own Funny Stories is a stimulating how-to guide to writing your own “sizzlingly stupendous stories”. 


Packed with dozens of fun suggestions for generating ideas, from drawing on the Inspiration Elf, to acting out characters, this is an interactive feast of inspiration and encouragement, with guided activities and space to write alongside longer accounts of the likes of boredom (and how to banish it), the shape of stories, and the “story rainbow”, a fun, fresh way to frame the interplay between plot, characters, setting and style.


The summaries of things that are funny and how to make them funnier are both (ahem) funny and useful, and Rob Jones’s illustrations bring plenty to the party too - cool, comic, and cleverly integrated with the animated text. 

Joanne Owen

Write Your Own Funny Stories Synopsis

Have you ever wanted to write your own sizzlingly stupendous stories but just don't know where to start? Then look no further! Write Your Own Funny Stories will guide you step by step towards becoming the witty wordsmith you always wanted to be.

Written by children's stand-up comic and best-selling author of The Funny Life of series, James Campbell, this amazing interactive guide is packed full of everything you need to become an awesome author.

From planning story ideas and plots, coming up with brilliant characters and settings, and, of course, 'finding the funny', this refreshing and reassuring toolbox of tips and tricks will have you reaching for your duck feather quill and writing slippers faster than you can shout silly simile! With hands on writing and drawing activities throughout, as well as a section at the back of the book for you to write your own funny stories, prepare to astound your friends and family with your amazing superstar writing skills!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408883655
Publication date: 18th February 2021
Author: James Campbell
Illustrator: Rob Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Non-Fiction, Puzzles / Activities, Reference Books

About James Campbell

Soon after discovering he could not be a duck James Campbell decided to make children laugh for a living. He now travels around primary schools and literary festivals, telling funny stories and encouraging children to write their own stuff. James has been on the BBC1 show, Child of Our Time, and CBBC's Blue Peter, where he taught children how to craft their own jokes. Kids love him so much that he has his own Comedy4Kids show called The Funny Thing About... where he talks about this hilarious new book. 

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