Book Review: Ian Billings’ Lost Property by Ian Billings


Ian Billings’ Lost Property

Genre: Children’s books, Humor

Publication Date: July 20, 2015


About the Book

(from Goodreads)

Poems! Stories! Jokes! Limericks! And Cheese!*

Enter the kooky world of International Kid’s Comic and Writer Ian Billings as he rummages in his lost property box to bring you a bonkers book of stuff!

His silly style and wacky words will take you on a giggle-filled, chuckle-stuffed gallop through his mad mind!

There’s chickens and fish and doors and octopuses and honey and tyres and noses and monsters and eggs and insects and pirates and holes and owls and geckos and clippings and mermaids and butter and spam and hiccups and cheese.**

If you like laughing, you’ll like IAN BILLINGS’ LOST PROPERTY!

There’s no cheese in it….
** There really isn’t any cheese….

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My Review

I received a free ecopy from the author for an honest review.

What a fun book! When this book didn’t make me giggle, it put a big smile on my face. I read it mostly when I was in public, so I’m sure there were people wondering what exactly I had on my kindle. I wish I’d had this book 10 or 15 years ago when my boys were pre-teens. They would have gobbled it up. Nowadays, they’re too busy to read but I’ll put this one on the list for my grandkids. I have a niece who is just 2 years old but she’s already quirky so I can’t wait to give her a copy when she’s older. She’ll love it!

Ian Billings’ writing style is not only funny but also easy to follow. I zipped through the book in no time. 

Ian Billings’ Lost Property is full of fun and weird stories and poems that are perfect to make middle school readers laugh. Actually, they’ll make anyone laugh. I’m glad I read it. 


About the Author

1814678Ian Billings was born at a very young age. He has done many things in his time and some of them he’d like to tell you about. He is an ex-juggler, a pantomime writer (fifty productions!), an
actor, TV extra, a theatre technician, a university lecturer, a model and a general dabbler in many areas.

He has written episodes of BBC TV’s Chuckle-Vision and his stage plays and pantomimes have been performed in Wolverhampton, Northampton, Hastings, Nottingham, Weston-Super-Mare and on a ferry to Spain. He has a Masters Degree from Birmingham University and two goldfish from Petworld. He is five feet and seven inches in length and avoids cheese.

Ian began performing stand-up comedy for kids at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (whilst also presenting his own radio show for Festival FM!) and now he tours theatres and schools throughout the UK, Cyprus, Germany, Australia, Uganda, Kenya, Russia, Switzerland, UAE, Oman, Vietnam and Thailand. He was described by one young audience member as “the most imaginative adult I’ve ever met!”

Caboodle Books reprinted SAM HAWKINS AND THE POINTY HEAD LIGHT HOUSE in October 2010 followed by sci-fi poetry collection, SPACE ROCKS!

Ian has recently edited an anthology of children’s poems for Save the Children called “Born to Giggle!” and his latest book is “IAN BILLINGS’ LOST PROPERTY.”