The Attack of the Alien Brain

4.5 based on 6 ratings & 1 reviews on Goodreads.com

Hi! I'm Oliver Tibbs (some people call me 'Oliver Fibbs') and everyone in my family is super-brilliant at something - chess, ballet, brain surgery and architecture - but I'm not brilliant at anything. Show and Tell (or as I call it: Pain and Torture Time) is my worst nightmare . . . I haven't got a black belt at karate or made a mega-powerful electro-magnet. All I'm good at is reading comics and eating pizza. But I'm fed up with being Dull and Boring, so I've been telling the class about my adventures as a Defender of Planet Earth - battling against the evil Alien Brain Drain who wants to take over the world! Everyone loved it except Miss Wilkins, who gave me a detention for telling fibs. Now my parents think I'm Going Bad. I keep telling them - THEY'RE NOT FIBS, THEY'RE STORIES!

The best thing about reading is sometimes the good stories and sometimes the information you can find out. My favourite book is Oliver Fibbs by Steve Hartley, he tells a lot of lies so it makes it interesting.
News & Star (West Cumbria)
Hooray for this marvellous champion of the dull and boring!
The School Librarian
Although it is aimed at her age range - 7 - she did ask for help with some of the words, which is another good sign, as I like her books to challenge her while also keeping her interested enough to keep wanting to read on, rather than just giving up.
Talk About Cheesecake

About Steve Hartley

Steve Hartley is a sensible man. He has a sensible job, a sensible family, lives in a sensible house and drives a sensible car. But underneath it all, he longs to be silly. There have been occasional forays into silliness: Steve has been a football mascot called Desmond Dragon and has tasted World Record success himself - in both a mass yodel and a mass yo-yo! But he wanted more, and so his alter ego Danny Baker Record Breaker was created. Steve lives in Lancashire with his wife and daughter.

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Books by Steve Hartley

The Clash of the Mega Robots
The Clash of the Mega Robots
The Abominable Snow Penguin
The Abominable Snow Penguin
The Giant Boy-Munching Bugs
The Giant Boy-Munching Bugs
Danny Baker's Silly Olympics: The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Belly Flop - 100% Unofficial!
Danny Baker's Silly Olympics: The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Belly Flop - 100% Unofficial!
Danny Baker Record Breaker (6): The World's Windiest Baby
Danny Baker Record Breaker (6): The World's Windiest Baby
Danny Baker Record Breaker (5): The World's Itchiest Pants
Danny Baker Record Breaker (5): The World's Itchiest Pants
Danny Baker Record Breaker (4): The World's Stickiest Earwax
Danny Baker Record Breaker (4): The World's Stickiest Earwax
Danny Baker Record Breaker (3): The World's Loudest Armpit Fart
Danny Baker Record Breaker (3): The World's Loudest Armpit Fart
Danny Baker Record Breaker (1): The World's Biggest Bogey
Danny Baker Record Breaker (1): The World's Biggest Bogey
Danny Baker Record Breaker (2): The World's Awesomest Air-Barf
Danny Baker Record Breaker (2): The World's Awesomest Air-Barf

Books in the Series

The Clash of the Mega Robots
The Clash of the Mega Robots
The Abominable Snow Penguin
The Abominable Snow Penguin
The Giant Boy-Munching Bugs
The Giant Boy-Munching Bugs