The Accidental Prime Minister

A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!

Author Tom McLaughlin

Suitable for:  9+

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273774-8
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Paperback: 240 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Also available as an ebook
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Grown-ups have had their turn at running things, and let's face it, they've been rubbish! It's time that a kid was in charge.
Where there is grumpiness, may we bring giggles, where there is jelly, may we bring ice-cream, where there are chairs, may we bring whoopee cushions!

This page was last updated on 19 November 2022 at 04:30 GMT


  • 'With this on the shelf, you'll have children voting to read!' - The Reading Zone
  • 'dramatises a common fantasy for many of us - what we might do if we were Prime Minister' - Lorna Bradbury, 'Best Books for Children this Easter', Telegraph
  • 'a totally hilarious story, brilliantly written and amusingly illustrated - with clear undercurrents of reality' - Parents in Touch
  • 'a wonderful middle-grade book that's topical and ripe for discussion' - Wondrous Reads blog
  • 'manages to introduce the idea of politics for a 7+ audience with some serious points, but mainly laugh-out-loud humour' - MinervaReads blog
  • 'thoughtful, ambitions yarn published just in time for the general election' - Alex O'Connell, The Times
  • 'The funniest book I've ever read' - The Guardian
  • 'A well-crafted attack on adults who take themselves too seriously' - Books for Keeps
  • Fans of David Walliams will love this book - The Teacher
  • 'this is an entertaining read for those who enjoy slapstick humour.' - Kathryn Tyson, The School Librarian
  • 'A brilliant read for kids who dream big.' - Yattar Yattar Magazine
  • 'a fast read which was funny and full of humour' - Tamar Hollman, Teen Titles
  • 'a really fun book and a very enjoyable read' - Patricia Thompson, Carousel (The Guide to Children's Books)
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