Ben Bailey Smith Something I Said


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From comedian, actor, rapper and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith comes a blazingly funny, big-hearted story about family, friendship and how far one boy will go to get a laugh.

Perfect for fans of David Baddiel and Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

For thirteen-year-old Carmichael Taylor, life is one big joke - in a good way. He just can't understand why no one else seems to find everything as funny as he does. When Car is filmed stumbling into performing a piece of hilarious stand-up at the school talent show - targeting his family, school and friends - the footage ends up creating international infamy. But with the promise of fame and fortune comes trouble, and it's up to Car to decide what or who he's willing to risk to chase his comedy dream. Get ready to laugh at life with this heart-warming, unashamedly honest and hilarious look at family, friendship and what really matters.

About the Author

Ben Bailey Smith began his career as a rapper known as Doc Brown before diversifying and moving into mainstream TV and film acting, stand-up comedy, screenwriting and children's books. He has a host of notable television performances under his belt, including roles in Law & Order and Miranda as well as the British CBBC TV show 4 O'Clock Club.

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'Carmichael is a brilliantly relatable lead on a very funny and often poignant journey of self-discovery'
- The Bookseller

'Fantastically, gloriously funny. I loved this book; it gave me such joy at every single page'
- Katherine Rundell, author of The Explorer

'This wise and warm book is fat because it's composed of equal parts plot and comedic riffing, all of which feels essential to its snort-out-loud charm'
- Observer

'A hilarious and original story. Carmichael Taylor is the stuff of legends - he's my new favourite character'
- Katya Balen, author of The Space We're In

'In this charmingly vivid portrayal of family and the ups and downs of school life, Ben has included all the star ingredients for a funny, touching read which will really resonate with teens. With 13 year old Car in class you're def never getting bored - I thoroughly recommend it!'
- Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha and the Spirit Bird

'An original concept, spot-on observations of family life and friendships, and snappy dialogue give this book a fresh feel. Best of all, it's very, very funny!'
- Lesley Parr, author of The Valley of Lost Secrets

'Fantastic! Pitch perfect comedic voice'
- Katie Tsang, author of Dragon Mountain

'I absolutely LOVED it. A gloriously heartfelt tale wrapped up in first class comedy. I lost count of the number of times I laughed until I cried!'
- Sibeal Pounder, author of the Witch Wars series


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