Joe and Claire can see why Mum chucked Dad out. He looks a mess, he can't cook and he's useless around the house - something must be done. They are the only ones who can transform him, and impress Mum into taking him back. Disaster strikes however when Mum starts seeing slimy and creepy Roger.
"Pete Johnson's novel is funny and light, but the humour disguises real emotional truth and depth . . . . Even the most reluctant 10-year-old reader will find that this slips down a treat. If you read it with them, it offers some very funny and pertinent home truths for parents, too." The Guardian
"This book tackles a sensitive topic in a humorous and down-to-earth way. You'll love the jokes and Pete Johnson's realistic and funny observations of life through Joe's eyes. The Ultimate Book Guide
"A completely happy ending would have greatly reduced the effect of this book. Instead, it ends on a positive, more realistic note with everyone looking to the future . . . (and the hint of a sequel?). Damian Harvey, ACHUKA