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.
Helen Rutter The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
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The boy is called Billy and he has a stammer, I think his jokes are good and sometimes even if he has a stammer he should try and communicate at his school to make friends.
Liana6626( age )
I thought this book was fascinating because it tells you a purpose of anyone one can do anything and that's why now I really like this book. This book really made me fascinated, intrigued, and curious.
This book made me feel Happy, Excited, Curious, Intrigued, fascinated
Chelsea2528( age 9 )
I really enjoyed reading this book because when I read it I realised that everyone is unique and are brilliant in many different ways. Billy Plimpton has a stammer and LOVES to tell jokes but when a bully makes fun of him Billy sets aside his jokes and focuses on becoming a drummer and playing in a band. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes humour and music. (I particualy liked the fact that every single chapter started with a joke!)
This book made me feel Happy, Excited, Curious, Intrigued, Amused, Moved
LizzieHams( age 11 )