|By||Ben Bailey Smith|
|Children's Genre||yrs 9-11|
For thirteen-year-old Carmichael Taylor, life is one big joke – in a good way. He just can’t understand why no one else seems to find everything as funny as he does.
When Car is filmed stumbling into performing a piece of hilarious stand-up at the school talent show – targeting his family, school and friends – the footage ends up creating international infamy. But with the promise of fame and fortune comes trouble, and it’s up to Car to decide what or who he’s willing to risk to chase his comedy dream.
Get ready to laugh at life with this heart-warming, unashamedly honest and hilarious look at family, friendship and what really matters.
Ben Bailey Smith began his career as a rapper known as Doc Brown before diversifying and moving into mainstream TV and film acting, stand-up comedy, screenwriting and children’s books. He has a host of notable television performances under his belt, including roles in Law & Order and Miranda as well as the British CBBC TV show 4 O’Clock Club.
‘Fantastically, gloriously funny’ Katherine Rundell, author of The Explorer
‘It’s hard not to be endeared by Car and his attempts to find fame and happiness – only to realise it might have been at home all along. It’s not the most groundbreaking or unique story out there, but it still makes for a fun read’ Independent
‘If you’re looking for a laugh, look no further than Something I Said by Ben Bailey Smith’ Scotsman