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Funny Books from Puffin

January 28th 2016 | Puffin Books | eBooks | Hardbacks | Paperbacks

Beat the winter blues with these three funny books from Puffin! Go on a jungle adventure with Mabel Jones, get up to speed with your favourite menace with the latest Diary of Dennis the Menace, and go on a road trip with the Heffleys with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Guaranteed laughs included!


Mabel Jones is ready for her second unlikely adventure – another hilarious story by comic writer Will Mabbitt. 

What would you do if hungry vines emerged from your wardrobe and stole your baby sister? If you’re Mabel Jones and afraid of nothing, you’d follow! Between Mabel Jones and her goal is a dangerous jungle, filled with deadly monsters and poisoned jelly babies. Can she defeat the Witch Queen and rescue her sister, or is this the last we’ll see of Mabel Jones?

 “Think The Mighty Boosh for 8 year olds with a dash of Lemony Snicket thrown in”
- The Times

“Delightfully nasty, bonkers piratical fun. I laughed out loud on the Tube!”
- Robin Stevens, bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike


Dennis the Menace is back with The Great Escape, the sixth instalment in his diary series. Brought to you by shortlisted Roald Dahl Funny Prize author, Steven Butler, have fun finding out about all of the latest menacing from The Beano’s biggest prankster. Fans of Horrid Henry and Wimpy Kid will love the diaries of Britain’s most naughty boy.

In the sixth book in the bestselling series, The Great Escape, Dennis the Menace – Prankmaster General and feared enemy of softies everywhere - has been sent to an elite boarding school. Dennis is surrounded by bookish boffins, can’t hang out with the Bash Street Kids and is nearly starving as the school dining room only serves super-healthy food.

What he needs is a plan. With a little help from his menacing buddies on the outside, some fart pellets and Gran on a Charley Davison bike, it’s time for Dennis to make his great escape...


The Wimpy Kid books are 50% comic-strip, 50% novel and 100% hilarious. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the ninth book in the series, features Greg Heffley and his family on a typical road trip. A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun... unless, of course, you're the Heffleys.

The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig - not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure - and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.

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