Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Senior)

Shortlisted 2022

The Day I Got Trapped In My Brain by Amy Huberman

The Day I Got Trapped in My Brain

By Amy Huberman, illustrations by Katie Kear

Meet Frankie Finkleton. Age 11 and one-twelfth, Frankie has a BIG secret!

Well, lots of secrets, actually:

1. She has a brother called Fred who is the Best Invention Ever, and a babysister called Flo who is her arch-nemesis.

2. She has a dog named Blue who has GIANT eyeballs and tiny nostrils.

3. Oh… And she’s a teensy-weensy, squinchy bit MAGIC! Frankie has a world inside her head called THOUGHTOPOLIS – you just go through the eyeball, right at the skull, past the brain stuff, and then second door on the right! It’s great fun, full of weird-and-wonderful places and creatures, and together, she, Fred and Blue go on adventures. Until one day, Frankie gets trapped, and has to uncover a secret hidden deep within if she is to get back to the Real World. But when the truth changes everything, will Frankie want to go back? HELP!

About Amy Huberman, illustrations by Katie Kear...

Amy Huberman is an Irish actress and writer, known for her role as Daisy in the RTÉ drama series The Clinic. In 2018, she began writing and starring in the comedy series Finding Joy. The Day I got Trapped in my Brain is her debut children’s book

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