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The Astounding Adventure of Mr Bowns - The Laziest Man in the World

Onion Custard Kids




Mr Bowns is lazy. Really, really lazy. You may think you are lazy when you veg in front of the TV all day, but that would be a busy day for Mr Bowns.

However, Mr Bowns has a great imagination and he makes up wonderful stories, riddles and poems. One day it is so nice that even he decides to do something. He goes for a walk and is joined by Joanne and Jack, who live next door. 

The more they walk, the more they talk, and the more they talk, the more they walk, until they find themselves lost, deep in the woods. In front of them is a spooky cottage. The children ask for directions at the cottage, but neither return.

Mr Bowns finds himself with a dilemma. He must rescue the children from the cottage, but how? He is after all, the laziest man in the world.

Join Mr Bowns on his astounding adventure, which involves witches, magic, evil cats, talking broomsticks, and friendship.

Customer Reviews (26)


Perfect Children's book A great book. Lots going on to maintain interest. My 7 year old daughter really enjoyed this book. When is the squeal? Liz Godfrey-Day

Weston super Mare based children's entertainer, Ade Bowen, has launched into the publishing world with this fun little story about the laziest man in the world. In true Mr Men style, Bowen tells us that Mr Bowns is "Really really, really lazy", yet has a great imagination and entertains the two children who tidy his house with magical stories. Somehow our lazy hero finds it in himself to get out of bed one day and accompany the children on a walk, but, unfortunatly they end up captured by a witch. Mr Bowns has to overcame his indolence to rescue them. This is a simple, enjoyable tale about friendship, written in a straightforward way which makes it splendidly accessible to young readers. Mike Gartside - Primary Times

Great book, definitely recommended! My daughter loved this book. It was a great book to read with her that we both enjoyed. Fantastic story that keeps you interested & children entertained. Rebecca Devonald

Good book. Really good book. Really, really, good book. Kids (and me) enjoyed. Dimitrina Klichurova

Brilliant book! Claire David

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