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Reviewed by Ruth Olds, Teacher, Masterton Intermediate School, Wairarapa
Opening sentence
There's a rumble at our place... An explosion! A blast! Something is happening and... It's happening fast!
Prepare for a wild and cheeky ride with 'My Dad's Runaway Bum!' by Dawn McMillan. This delightful children's book follows the hilarious misadventures of Timmy and his runaway dad's bum. Yes, you read that right—his bum has a mind of its own!

The story kicks off when Timmy's dad's bum decides it's had enough of sitting around and takes off for a wild adventure. From bustling streets to playgrounds and beyond, Timmy races to catch his dad's runaway bum before it causes too much chaos. Dawn McMillan's witty writing and Ross Kinnaird's playful illustrations make every page a riot of laughter.

Kids will giggle uncontrollably as they join Timmy on this absurd quest. It's not every day you see a bum with a runaway agenda! Beyond the laughs, the story gently reminds us of the importance of family and sticking together—even when your dad's bum has other ideas!

'My Dad's Runaway Bum!' is a must-have for any child's bookshelf. It's perfect for reading aloud with its catchy rhymes and larger-than-life characters. Get ready to embark on a rollicking adventure that proves even the silliest ideas can make the best stories. This book is pure cheeky fun!
Author & Illustrator: Dawn McMillan, Ross Kinnaird
Publisher: Oratia
ISBN: 9781990042546
Format: Paperback
Publication: 2024
Ages: 0-8
Themes: Humour, family, toilet-talk