Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Sam Copeland is from Manchester and now lives in London with two smelly cats, three smelly children and one relatively clean-smelling wife. He works as a chicken whisperer, travelling the world using his unique gift to tame wild chickens. Charlie Changes Into a Chicken is his first book. He has threatened to write more.
A clever and hilarious story with a hero you'll love... I'm already looking forward to the next one * Parents In Touch * Charlie Changes Into a Chicken is a gloriously fun, madcap adventure with a celebration of friendship at its heart. * Anna James, author of Pages & Co: Tilly and the Book Wanderers * Very funny indeed. * Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Series * This is a book that isn't what you expect, cleverly portraying ways of dealing with stress and anxiety..This is a brilliant and positive debut from Sam Copeland * Booktrust * An adventure of fantastical proportions.. a comic novel which fans of Kid Normal will flock to * The Irish Times * This really is one of the funniest, freshest debuts I've read in a long time. Delightfully silly and utterly heartfelt.. Comedy is hard to do right, but Copeland's enviable timing and knack for properly laugh-out-loud jokes set this apart. Charlie's experiences in animal form are comedy gold... it is just genius. A real delight and deserves to be huge. * The Bookseller * One of the most hyped children's debut of the decade.. Here is the modern masterpiece: a book that is full of laughs, while also exploring childhood anxiety.. This is a touching and engaging story. This savvy, comic tale ticks every box. * The Daily Telegraph * I laughed out loud at the part about yin and yang and win and wang. Oh, and the rhino poo - giant poo will never not be funny. * Lara Williamson, author of A Boy Called Hope and The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean * So good you'll CLUCK with laughter! * Pamela Butchart, author of Baby Aliens Got My Teacher * Brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely moving * M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy * In the words of Jean-Claude the pigeon, I am in love with this most delicious, beautiful and delectable book and I wish to fly away with it! * Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang and Witch Wars * Fresh and funny - this reads like a modern-day Dahl * Christopher Edge, author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright * Laugh out loud funny, with an important underlying message on how to cope with anxiety * Abie Longstaff, author of How To Catch a Witch * Wonderfully heart-warming and absolutely hilarious * Cat Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island * Full of heart and humour, wit and wisdom, and rivers of rhino poo * Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs * Hysterically funny! * Jeremy Strong, author of My Brother's Famous Bottom * Cleverly daft storytelling at its very, very best * Maz Evans, author of Who Let The Gods Out? * The best kind of silly * Observer *