Author(s): Jack Brand
Would you rather be a girl who a stupid boy thinks is a boy even though she is actually a girl, or a girl who a stupid boy thinks is a girl and actually is a girl?. Freddy knows what he'd rather be - anywhere but in front of Tabby. He's said the wrong thing and now he's not only hurt her feelings, but he might be uninvited to her awesome birthday party. It's going to be in a park with a jumping castle and a mechanical bull. Then Hugo, the new kid at school, tells everyone that Freddy is boring. It's the last straw. Yeah, well you pick your nose! So now Freddy's in trouble with everyone. Freddy will have to do something spectacular to win back his friends. He might be scared of heights, phobic about spiders and have nightmares about being naked in public, but he's not frightened of a mechanical bull. And he's got just the right costumer. What could possibly go wrong?
Jack Brand lives in Sydney's Inner West with his partner, Sarah, and two children. He is currently a high school teacher librarian. Before that he was an English teacher, before that a lawyer, and before that a police officer. There were a few less glamorous occupations as well. Jack wrote his first novel while living on an island and caring for his two young children. The novel turned out to be terrible, but he can at least say that the kids turned out all right. Freddy Tangles: Champ or Chicken is the second novel in the Freddy Tangles series...Tom Jellett has illustrated a number of books for children including the junior fiction series Ted Goes Wild by Michael Wagner, the CBC Notable Picture Book Whale in the Bath by Kylie Westaway, and the extraordinarily successful My Dad Thinks He's Funny by Katrina Germein...