The Day the Screens Went Blank by Danny Wallace (Author), Gemma Correll (Illustrator)
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Children’s UK (18 Mar. 2021)
Paperback : 240 pages
Reading age : 9 years and up
ISBN-10 : 1471196887
ISBN-13 : 978-1471196881
Can you imagine a world with no screens? Don’t miss the hilarious new ‘what-if’ adventure from bestselling author, comedian, and presenter Danny Wallace, with illustrations throughout from Gemma Correll.
When ten-year-old Stella wakes up to discover a world full of BLANK screens, her family, town, and in fact the whole world seems to have been thrown into chaos. And what about poor Grandma who is stranded at the other end of the country?
Cue a rollicking madcap road trip, full of driving disasters and family fallouts, as they set off on a rescue mission. And along the way Stella and her family discover that being away from screens might not be the WORST THING EVER, and even though they might not be able to rely on technology anymore, they can rely on each other instead.
‘So funny’ Noel Fielding
‘Brilliantly funny’ Shappi Khorsandi
‘Hilarious’ Tim Minchin
‘Warm and funny’ Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Danny Wallace is a Sunday Times-bestselling author who lives in London. His first book, Join Me, was described as a ‘word-of-mouth phenomenon’ by The Bookseller and ‘one of the funniest stories you will ever read’ by the Daily Mail. His second book, Yes Man – in which he decided to say ‘Yes’ to everything – became a hugely successful film with Jim Carrey in the lead role.
His column in ShortList magazine reaches more than 1.3 million readers weekly. He was the PPA Columnist of the Year 2011 and the Arqiva Radio Presenter of the Year 2012 for his work as the host of the triple Sony Award-winning Xfm Breakfast Show with Danny Wallace. GQ magazine has called him: ‘One of Britain’s great writing talents’.