Pamela Butchart meets Sam Copeland - like if Charlie changed into a chicken AND NEVER REALISES IT, in this hilarious, fantastic debut by Bethany Walker.


10-year-old Freddy Spicer writes letters to his parents - who he believes are working at a Brussels-sprouts farm in Outer Castonga, with no internet or phone access.


In fact, Freddy's parents are secret agents out of the country on a highly classified mission – but Freddy has NO IDEA!


Throw in:

  • Grandad’s X-Ray specs;
  • A laser blaster that accidentally destroys the shed;
  • A strange new neighbour flirting with grandad; and
  • Suspicious goings-on at school . . .

Laugh-out-loud, high energy, fully illustrated fun for young readers!


  • Publisher : Scholastic; 1st edition (7 Jan. 2021)
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0702302800

Chocolate Milk, X-Ray Specs & Me!


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