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Children's Laureate 2001-2003

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THE WORST CHILD I EVER HAD

The cover of 'The Worst Child I Ever Had'

Snail parties, snail schools, snail feasts, a snail beauty shop, snail patterns and snail races - Susan Solly just loved snails!

Sniffers, fussy, sneaky and bad-tempered children are all awful - but who's the worst child ever?

Mrs Mackle is sure that it's Susan Solly.

But what did she do that was so terrible?

Find out in this entertaining and funny story.



"I thought that [this book] would be too young for my year 5's but they absolutely loved it. They are still stealing it off my shelves! It has great undertones which children of this age can relate to not to mention ideal for character reviews. A text that all children enjoyed from the able to the special needs."

(A teacher's review from the Amazon website.)


The Worst Child I Ever Had is a book by Anne Fine for younger children. It was first published in 1991, and has been reissued as a 'Young Puffin Read Alone' edition.

The Worst Child I Ever Had, the audiobook