Humza Arshad and Henry White, Illus. Aleksei Bitskoff
Penguin Random House
Humza Khan aka Little Badman wants to be a famous ninja rapper, it is his destiny. When strange things start happening at his primary school – staff mysteriously disappearing and being replaced by an army of food obsessed aunties he and his friends Wendy and Omar decide to find out why.
This is a funny and page turning story in which Humza not only solves the mystery and saves the world from an alien invasion but also comes to appreciate his family, learns to be brave and finds out that there is more to aim for in life than just becoming famous.
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Talk about the story
Talk about the clues early in the story to show that something is wrong.
Think about the characters, did anyone surprise you? For example, the aunties being scary, grandpa being much more interesting than he seems or Wendy becoming a good friend.
Talk about the parts of the story you found funniest or scariest.