Featured Book #1

From the creator of hit feature film: Gnomeo & Juliet comes BORN AGAIN BEN.

‘A Modern Morality Tale with a Wicked Sense of Humour.’ Bully boy Ben is cruel to animals and humans alike – until one day, he gets run over by a 94 bus and is reincarnated as a bug. Now the boot is on the other foot, and that foot wants to squash Ben flat!  Ben learns […]

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Featured Book #2

The Boy Who Biked the World

  Tom really wants to be an explorer. When Tom’s head isn’t in the clouds it’s in an atlas. He follows adventurers not footballers and his schooldays are spent dreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. One day a private wish blurted out loud started his freewheeling adventure: “I’m going to cycle around the world.” […]

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Featured Book #3

A Step in the Right Direction – Walking Back to Happiness

“Succumb to Christine Palmer’s charm, spirit of adventure and huge sense of fun. I’m already shopping for my walking boots.” ~Susan Rae, Broadcaster Walking Back to Happiness tells the funny and enlightening story of a woman who sets out to lose weight and ends up finding herself. In this memoir, Christine Palmer gives a guide […]

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Featured Book #4

Mission:Explore WINS National Trust Outdoor Book of the Year Award

Can of Worms Kids Press is thrilled to announce that our Mission:Explore books have been selected as a National Trust/Hay Festival Outdoor Book of the Year 2011, making it a truly perfect stocking stuffer. For two months the public voted for their favourite “outdoor books” and we can now reveal that our Mission:Explore titles are […]

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Featured Book #5

Mission:Explore Food – just add kids!

We have had some fantastic responses to Mission:Explore Food, The Guardian Teacher’s Network has endorsed the project. Some kind words that we’ve had about the book so far: “This is a brilliant book.” Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager, John Muir Trust. “It’s not a book for the bookshelf; it’s one to have out, finger-marked […]

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Featured Book #6

Goodnight Keith Moon – A truly sick Father’s Day gift

Wondering what to get for the dad who has everything? Remember the children’s classic you he read to you a thousand times when you were young? What if Goodnight Moon was about saying goodbye to another Moon? Say goodnight to Keith, his drumsticks, his pile of sick, and more. Goodnight Keith Moon is a hilarious […]

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Born Again Ben at Frankfurt

Author Rob Sprackling – creator of Gnomeo & Juliet

Rob Sprackling is a screenwriter with more than 20 years experience in the film industry. Along with his writing partner John Smith he wrote the original screenplay for the hugely popular animated film ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ as well as ‘Mike Bassett: English Manager’. He co-wrote the feature film adaptation of the forthcoming ‘Mariah Mundi and the Midas Box’ starring Michael Sheen, and is now writing a special adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm for Imaginarium. Rob lives in London.

 

Born Again Ben

Written by Rob Sprackling
Illustrated by Rupert Smissen

‘A Modern Morality Tale with a Wicked Sense of Humour.’
Bully boy Ben is cruel to animals and humans alike – until one day, he gets run over by a 94 bus and is reincarnated as a bug. Now the boot is on the other foot, and that foot wants to squash Ben flat!  Ben learns that if he wants to work his way back up the food chain he better start by being nice!

Born Again Ben is a dark, comedic morality tale for our times.

‘A brilliant book.’ Ricky Tomlinson of The Royle Family

From the creator of hit feature film: Gnomeo & Juliet comes BORN AGAIN BEN.

For rights information, please contact: tobias.steed@canofwormsenterprises.co.uk or Jill Hughes at jill@jhforeignrights.co.uk

Born Again, Ben is the wonderfully hilarious story of eleven-year-old Ben, whose strongest passion in life is being a bully.

Nothing makes Ben feel as good as making other people feel bad. Shouting at his pregnant mum, setting off the fire alarm in Miss Tanglebury’s lesson, and giving his best friend Kyle a wedgie are all activities which make Ben’s day. That is, until he is hit by a bus.

When Ben wakes up, he wonders where he is. Turns out he’s died and been reborn as a cockroach. He now lives under a fridge with former bank robber Ron as his only friend. Ron explains to Ben that when good people die, they are reborn as humans – but when bad people die, they end up at the bottom of the food chain.

During his transformation into everything from a frog to a gorilla, Ben comes to realise that the only hope he has of ever returning to his former life, is by staying clear of his former self. BORN AGAIN, BEN is a modern day fable that will have the whole family in stitches time and time again.

 

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