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The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

by Rutter, Helen

ISBN: 9780702300851

Billy Plimpton is an eleven-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let him speak? 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.


Zeus - Kirkby College - 2022

Very funny, ridiculous jokes, detailed and a great book. Loved it.

Grace - Kirkby College - 2022

This is a really good book. The storyline about overcoming your fears is very inspirational and could teach people about overcoming their own fears and learning to be content with themselves.

Amber - Kirkby College - 2022

This is a very funny book .

Will - Rushcliffe School - 2022

The first book I’ve read about someone who wants to follow their dreams but can’t seem to, no matter how hard they try. An excellent ending which had me in tears.

Evie - Rushcliffe School - 2022

This was a hilarious book that I thoroughly enjoyed. It took me on an emotional rollercoaster. A book about overcoming your fears. It was inspirational.

Alexander - Rushcliffe School - 2022

Amazing story about a boy who has a stammer and the challenges he faces around bullying. The ending makes me cry every time I read it. A brilliant book. I enjoyed it throughout.

Keira - Kirkby College - 2022

I really like this book and the story line, I think that the way this book is set makes it really inspirational. I really like it

Sophia - Ashfield School - 2022

It was really interesting to see young boy find himself and accept himself while going through so much and it was very heart warming.

Lizzie - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I really liked this book! I loved the jokes at the start of the chapters. I always read them to my Dad and he always laughed. I loved how touching the story was, I was really gripped near the end of the book.

Myrah - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I quite liked this book. I think it shows the resilience and persistent he tried to have throughout the book. It does get quite emotional at times, but I feel like some parts were not relevant to his journey

Summer - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

I really like this book. It was very inspiring and has inspired me to be more confident in speaking and in other things as well.

Arleen - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

It wasn’t my type of book. I think it is more suitable for younger readers.

Sandhya - Nottingham Girls High School - 2022

It was a good book but not the type for me.

Ottilie - Rushcliffe School - 2022

I absolutely loved this book! The jokes at the start of each chapter were so unique and the storyline was SO good (and at one point I nearly cried). I loved the characters as well. Mr Osho sounded like an amazing teacher.