Click it to see a larger version! View all posts by Christian Boyce. Here’s how you do both. It is published in the US by Schwartz & Wade (Penguin Random House). Thank you! Glad we both know it now! Nature, however, is – as so often – way ahead of us. Ethel lives with her ‘Gram’, a very conservative, very proper lady who has strong views about things that are ‘common’ or undesirable. Thirteen-year-old Ethel Leatherhead absolutely hates having acne, and will go to some pretty drastic measures to cure it. What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible It is published in the UK by Harper Collins. I say “done”: it’s in the final editing stage, where metaphors are unmixed, characterisations sharpened with a word here and there, plot holes that have survived so far are identified and filled in (or disguised), and the copy-editor says things like, “she can’t put it in her jeans pocket because you said five pages ago that she was wearing a skirt.”  I owe an awed debt to my brilliant editors. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! He had every box checked, so nothing was toggled by the toolbar button, and nothing was toggled by Command-8. You can probably get the idea from the above that this is no ordinary story but the reader is carried along with Ethel's plight, understands the difficulties of being invisible and feels for her as she is unable to be seen. Ross Welford is one of my favourite authors; I loved both Time Travelling with a Hamster and The 1,000 Year Old Boy and I’ve now started on on What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible. This seems an odd criticism to make about a children’s book though, and it certainly didn’t stop me from enjoy the story. What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible - Paperback . Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind was also a one-off, written in 1936, that still sells 75,000 copies a year. Those characters are just as “charactery” as anything else you type– they take up space, they’re copy and paste-able, you can give them a point size– but they’re invisible, and they don’t print. A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. I try to read at least one YA or children’s book a month and they are always such a treat. Definitely click! For a few hours she becomes totally invisible. I loved the two others that I have read – Time Travelling with a Hamster and The 1,000 Year Old Boy – and have recommended them widely. That fact is key to the story as it is her search for a cure that leads her to try a mysterious Chinese medicine she buys from the internet and an old sunbed. It’s this kind of everydayness that I love about Ross Welford’s writing, and why I enjoyed this book so much. Even when you know what to look for they are hard to spot! ( Log Out /  (I hope H.F Saint doesn’t mind! Will Ethel and Elliot succeed in getting the incriminating video evidence back from the Knight twins, who become aware of Ethel’s ‘power’? With a lively supporting cast including a centenarian great-grandmother and a pair of teenage twin villains, Invisible provides thrills and laughs with an emotional core that will appeal to readers of both sexes and all ages. Fill out the form (and click “Submit”) or use the phone number at the bottom of this pop-up. Plato, writing in Greece around 400BC, tells a story of the “Ring of Gyges” which will render the wearer invisible. FaceTime isn’t working? on #KeepKidsReading: Book review – “What not to do if you turn invisible” by Ross Welford, on #KeepKidsReading week – the Summer Reading Challenge, View myfamilyandotherbooks’s profile on Instagram, View julia-rice-85039ba0?trk=hp-identity-name’s profile on LinkedIn, #KeepKidsReading: Book review – “What not to do if you turn invisible” by Ross Welford, #KeepKidsReading week – the Summer Reading Challenge, Facebook Reading Challenge – November choice, #KeepKidsReading – Building your children’s library #3 – 6-8 year olds, Audiobook review – “The Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri, Audiobook review – “The Last Protector” by Andrew Taylor. What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible It is published in the UK by Harper Collins, Readers in the UK can buy What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible here. It’s the tale of twelve-year-old Ethel Leatherhead who, in her quest to cure her acne, accidentally turns herself invisible. This is my third Ross Welford novel. Unfortunately, the horrible twins put two and two together and blackmail her, which results in her having to go invisible again to sort out the problem. In What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible, Ethel becomes invisible thanks to a combination of an untested skin medicine (“Dr Chang His Skin So Clear”) and a broken-down tanning bed. Your mom would not yell at you because she would have … What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible. So this is camouflage, rather than true invisibility, but it is almost as good. Great-gram lives in a nursing home and speaks very little until one day, after Ethel visits her, she grabs her by the arm and says to Ethel, rather mysteriously, “Tiger. Not having yet read Ross Welford's first book, Time Travelling with a Hamster, it has now gone to the top of my 'to read' pile and I certainly look forward to his next novel. Click the button in the toolbar to show the invisible characters; click the button again to hide them. Easy as pie! What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible is the second novel by Ross Welford, author of the bestselling Time Travelling With a Hamster (which I wrote about here). Jane E Skudder, Waterstones. Alongside their threats, Ethel is trying to deal with finding out the truth about family secrets and who she really is. In honour of Wells, I gave Ethel’s doctor the same name as the doctor in The Invisible Man – Dr Kemp. I don’t know why you would want to check those boxes, but if you do, the toolbar button and the Command-8 keyboard shortcut will not toggle those characters’ visibility. Her mother is dead, she is told her father was a good-for-nothing who left when she was young, and she has acne, bad. There are stories about people who want to live forever. Pussycat.”. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Here’s the toolbar button that toggles Invisibles on and off in Word 2011. Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. I’ll be honest – there were times when I thought, fleetingly, that perhaps I was destined to write only one book. For that reason, I would recommend it more for the older end of the target age group (11-12 years) rather than say 9-10 year-olds. Here’s a Word 2011 document showing invisible characters. Super-easy when you know how. This is not without its benefits, but when the class bullies suspect something unusual … It really matches Hamster. Secondary List 2017-18 SHORTLIST. What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible It is published in the UK by Harper Collins. Published in 1987 it was a huge hit. Maybe it’s not you. Oh, I also love Mr Parker - I fell a bit in love with him. I would tell myself that Harper Lee  wrote only one book, To Kill A Mockingbird. Tell a friend! Can’t sign into the App Store? Highly recommended. Twelve-year-old Ethel Leatherhead has had a tough life. Your site answered my question in obe minute after spending an entire day yesterday looking for it! Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. Readers in the UK can buy What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible here. As with the earlier book, What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible is written in the first-person, which helps to keep it people-centred. Short Answer: Command-8 (⌘-8)There’s a keyboard shortcut for toggling invisible characters (like paragraph marks, and spaces, and tabs) in Microsoft Word on a Mac and as far as I know it’s worked in every version, since the very beginning. As with the earlier book, What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible is written in the first-person, which helps to keep it people-centred. Click it to see a larger version! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. If you have enjoyed this post, I would love for you to follow my blog. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Or does she...? If this happens to you, go to View in Word’s Preferences, and make sure you have nothing checked under “Nonprinting characters.” See the picture below (Microsoft Word 2011). When thirteen-year-old Ethel Leatherhead becomes invisible, her best friend, Boydy, helps keep her secret while she seeks a way to become visible again, keep herself safe, and solve the mystery of her birth Anyway, it’s done and I’m thrilled with it. A nice one for travelling with, I would say. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School: Meet Ethel- your typical teenager that is trying by her best efforts to just fit in! He can't see very well. It is also set in the same north east England neighbourhoods of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth (an area I know well as I lived there for a few years) and the made-up town on … Jings! She doesn't really want this, but finds him growing on her, just as a friend, you understand. Here’s a Word 2016 document with the invisible characters hidden (again, slightly different). This can be very confusing, as one of my customers and I discovered this week. The sections of the book which dealt with the logistics of invisibility were my favourites. Yet that is not to say that scientists are not working on it….