Book of the Week


Finally, the big day came.  Joe took off his diamond-encrusted watch and put his gold pen in the drawer.  He looked at the designer black snakeskin bag his dad had bought him for his first day at his new school and put it back in his cupboard.  Even the bag that bag had come in was too posh, but he found an old plastic one in the kitchen and put his school books in that.  Joe was determined not to stand out.

Can money buy you happiness?  Joe Spud is the richest twelve year old in the world.  He has everything he could ever want, such as:

  • 100 inch plasma widescreen flat-screen high-definition TV in every room in the house
  • 500 pairs of Nike trainers
  • Every computer game in the world
  • A crocodile
  • £100,000 a week pocket money
  • Personalised football coaching from the England team.

The problem is that Joe is lonely.  His dad is always busy and he doesn’t have any friends in his posh school.   For his birthday he asks his dad if, instead of two million pounds,  he can go to his local school, where he won’t tell anyone how rich he is.  He’ll just be Joe . . .

A funny, rude and touching book you won’t be able to put down.

Question of the Week

Do we ever start a new journey?

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man”.  Heraclitus