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Compton Valance — The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

Compton Valance — The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

Compton Valance: Book 2
Compton Valance — The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky old sandwich. But now he’s in the biggest pickle ever! Compton’s evil brother Bravo has stolen the time machine sandwich and is biting his way through history, causing chaos wherever he goes. It’s up to Compton and his best friend Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes...

Can Compton save the world from total destruction?

“Fantastically funny and delightfully disgusting.”


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Extra information

Key Stage: KS2 E; Age 8+

Lexile Measure: 900L

BIC: C3N79

ISBN: 9781409567783
320 pages
198 x 130mm

Illustrator: Lizzie Finlay

Matt Brown

Matt Brown is a broadcaster, husband and dad (although not necessarily in that order!) As a TV presenter he appeared on kids’ channel Nickelodeon and hosted loads of shows including The Bigger Breakfast, Love Island Aftersun and “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here…Now!”. He is currently the host of a Heart Breakfast radio show.

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Matt Brown

Press reviews

This second book in the series is just as mad and funny as the first... Large print and lots of illustrations aid newly developing or reluctant readers, but it’s great fun for all ages and abilities.
Primary Times
This made me laugh and laugh.
STEW Magazine
Wonderfully designed with every page offering an explosion of illustrations, these books have a style all of their own!
Sunday World Ireland
Lizzie Finlay’s suitably madcap illustrations, a dazzling array of narrative styles, hilarious schoolboy humour and amazing plot twists make this a journey of blissful discovery for bored youngsters with a well-developed sense of mischief! Stomach-churning for mums, fun for dads… and heaven for little boys!
Lancashire Evening Post
Fans of Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be delighted by The Time Travelling Sandwich Bites Back.
The Oldie
If you haven’t come across Compton Valance before and you’re a fan of Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and their ilk, this is a new hero to get stuck into.
Manchester Evening News
Just as funny and just as full of crazy time travel adventure as its predecessor.
Book Zone for Boys
A second hilarious and disgusting adventure wittily told in words and pictures making it perfect for all fans of the Wimpy Kid series.
Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids
Fantastically funny and delightfully disgusting time-travel fiction with hilarious black-and-white illustrations by Lizzie Finlay.