The multi-award winning author (this book won the Carnegie Medal) has written another great story for kids aged 8-12. The annual school Science Fair sees classes doing really interesting things, like working on a maggot farm, a soap factory, or exploding custard tins. But Mr Cartwright's class, 4C, (the Sads and the Bads) get the flour babies, sweet little bags of flour that must be cared for at all times. But under the leadership of the new boy, Simon Martin, their response ends up amazing everyone.
Let it be flour babies. Let chaos reign. When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartwright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times. Funny and poignant, Flour Babies is a brilliant depiction of secondary school life.