Those Kids Next Door: Over the Top by Alan Stott
It doesn’t matter where they go or what they do, trouble finds them! They argue. They fight. They are trouble magnets!
When the Shufflett family arrive at Budleigh Cottage, in the middle of nowhere, with its five bedrooms, garden, woods, and no moaning neighbours, they cannot believe their luck.
But, within one week they upset their neighbours, create mayhem at the local hospital, frighten residents at a caravan park, cause cows to stampede, scare the dinner ladies, and annoy the head teacher.
All they want is their dad. He is the missing ingredient. But where is he? What is he doing and when is he coming home?
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About the author
Alan Stott grew up in Birmingham. He studied at Bishop Lonsdale College, Derby, and Nottingham University to become a teacher with a B Ed degree. He became a Football Association Coach at this time. He taught in Derby, Solihull and inner city Birmingham before going into industry for a few years, later returning as a supply teacher. Following this, he taught in Sutton Coldfield as Head of Maths and PE in a middle school where he helped to introduce ‘Football in the Community’ with Ron Wylie of Aston Villa. As a musician, he can often be seen entertaining audiences all over the country with his wild Oompah Band.
Cover by Terry Cooper