Title: My Bum’s on THE RUN!
Author: Dawn McMillan
Illustrator: Ross Kinnaird
Specs: 230 x 215 mm portrait, PB, 32 pp, colour
Published: 2 March 2023
Down the footpath, along past the trees
I’m out in front, moving with ease.
(With my new secret weapon — cabbage and peas!)
Red Pants Boy (RPB) really, really wants to win a running race. But try as he might, his bum is slowing him down. What can he do?
Find something to move his bum along, of course! Maybe a kite, or a rocket blast, or a big engine? Nah, he figures he needs some bum-strengthening exercises — some squats, kicks, steps and lunges.
And while he’s working out, a whole lot of other folk join him. After some training he’s off — on a cross-country race near home.
Think he’s set up to win? There’s a twist to this tale, involving his wee dog friend, in one of the funniest and surely the fastest of the New Bum series!