Author(s): Simon Philip
This is Fred. He looks rather ordinary, doesn't he? But the thing is, sometimes even ordinary-looking boys can turn out to be not very ordinary at all. Once you know a bit more about them, that is. Fred is one of these boys. And the reason why he's not very ordinary is because ... Fred is a wizard. Well, sort of. You see, Fred is absolutely, completely, embarrassingly terrible at magic. At school, he's stuck in a class of wizards half his age, feeling like a twit among tots. At home, he's endlessly teased by his siblings and always a disappointment to his parents. All Fred wants is to become a better wizard, but can't think how. Until one day, he spots a competition to win a prize to meet Merlin and learn the world's most Important and Impressive Spell. The catch: the successful wizard needs to capture the tail of the evil, terrifying, fire-breathing lizard... From Simon Philip, author of You Must Bring a Hat and I Really Want the Cake, and Sheena Dempsey, illustrator of Dave Pigeon, comes a tale full of magic and fun.