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Is part of The Just Series Andy Griffiths , 1992 series - author children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Just Crazy!
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'"Just Crazy!" Is this the right book for you? Take the crazy test and find out the answer. Answer yes or no: Do you bounce so high on your bed that you hit your head on the ceiling? Do you ever look in the mirror and see a maniac staring back at you? Do you like to read stories about kittens, puppies and ponies getting mashed and pulverised? Do you sometimes get the urge to take your clothes off and cover yourself in mud? Do you often waste your time taking crazy tests like this one? Score by giving one point for each 'yes' answer. If you score 3-5, you are completely crazy. You will love this book. If you score 1-2, you are not completely crazy, but you're not far from it. You will love this book. If you score 0, you are so crazy you don't even realise you're crazy. You will love this book.' (Publication summary)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Pan , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Band-Aid, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'Andy tries to take off a band-aid before school pictures day. When he does get it off after pain, he needs another over his opposite eye, cutting that one. He cuts it by spilling items from the cupboard on the floor, in which he tripped and fell on them with his eye having contact with glass.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

The Dog Ate It, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'For a school project, Andy and Danny built items for their UFO but Andy's Dog, Sooty, swallowed them. Andy and Danny use various tactics so Sooty can throw them up.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

A Crazy, Bad, Dumb, Bad, Bad, Dumb, Crazy, Bad Idea, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'In a school carnival, Andy is holding balloons and then Danny lets go by accident and the balloons are more for people (And Andy) who go for a balloon ride.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

Rubbish, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'Andy must take out the trash. When he loses something in the trash he tries to pick it up inside. His body goes inside the can to get it but when he does the garbage man sends the garbage and Andy into the truck. When Andy gets out the next stop, he finds himself where his girlfriend, Lisa is. Andy was supposed to meet her by this area and displeased at Andy's looks and odor, Lisa leaves and leaves Andy upset as Lisa was planning on kissing him.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

Um-mah!, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'Andy has to babysit two of his cousins, Eve and Jemima both of them are having bad behaviour like Eve jumping onto Andy's ceiling fan. And Andy tries to be bad back and they think it's Andy.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

Pinch, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'Andy basically dreams of destruction and trouble around him and to his house caused by Danny, and when he pinches himself to wake up he just finds himself in another dream.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

Kittens, Puppies and Ponies, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'Andy writes a story of Kittens, Puppies and Ponies about the three playing and having a peaceful time in their town in a short story competition, assuming that this was the judges' demand. Since it fails, Andy mixes it up by making it dreadful and evil. Doing this causes Lisa to be amazed by Andy's writing. However since Lisa was crying about it, it gave the impression it was a bad thing so he blamed it on Danny. Eventually the story still didn't win, instead Danny was credited for being runner-up in the school's competition of literature.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

Learn to Read with Andyi"See me jump.", Andy Griffiths , single work poetry
Mudmen, Andy Griffiths , single work short story children's

'Locked out of his house, Andy is nude since the shower towel wrapped around him is taken off by Sooty. Dad sees Andy naked so he tells him to get the clothes. Andy can't open the door after using a special lock on the door. Since both don't have the key to get inside, the two ponder on what to do to get clothes. Knowing Jen and Mum [Mom] are in Mildura to visit their Aunt, Andy slips accidentally on the backyard mud and falls, and the whole back is covered in mud and this brings him an idea. He gets mud on him and tells Dad too. They go through backyards to Dad's work area where they keep overalls in the shed. When they get there, Andy opens the window to get them since the door is locked. It then starts to rain to then they are naked. After it rains Mr. and Mrs. Bainbridge (Dad's boss and his wife) come up in the driveway they see the two on each other trying to break into the shed. As a result, Mr. Bainbridge fires Dad.' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Crazy!)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Dyslexic edition.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

[Review] Just Crazy Tara Miles , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Just Crazy! Andy Griffiths , 2000 selected work children's fiction
[Review] Just Crazy Clare Renner , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 43)

— Review of Just Crazy! Andy Griffiths , 2000 selected work children's fiction
[Review] Just Crazy Neville Barnard , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 15 no. 5 2000; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Just Crazy! Andy Griffiths , 2000 selected work children's fiction
[Review] Just Crazy Neville Barnard , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 15 no. 5 2000; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Just Crazy! Andy Griffiths , 2000 selected work children's fiction
[Review] Just Crazy Tara Miles , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 1 2001; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Just Crazy! Andy Griffiths , 2000 selected work children's fiction
[Review] Just Crazy Clare Renner , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 43)

— Review of Just Crazy! Andy Griffiths , 2000 selected work children's fiction
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