The Astounding Adventure of Mr Bowns (The Laziest Man in the World)
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 Jake, who are the children 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.
“An enjoyable tale about friendship, written in a straightforward way which makes it splendidly accessible to young readers.”