Win with the hilarious new adventure, Hamish and the Gravity Burp!

Hamish and the Gravity Burp book

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Prepare for more world-threatening weirdness in the latest hilarious Hamish adventure from prize-winning author Danny Wallace…

This may look like just a completely and utterly ordinary book. But it’s not.


This book knows something terrifying – that the people of Earth face their gravest, grimmest threat yet. Gulp!

When Hamish arrives home to find his mum and his brother lying flat on their backs ON THE CEILING, he knows there’s something seriously wrong (again) in the town of Starkley.


What is the strange burping noise he keeps hearing? Why are weird seeds suddenly falling from the sky? And should he be worried about the odd woman with a cone around her neck?


All Hamish and his gang, the PDF (Pause Defence Force), can be sure of is that an adventure is coming...


And that means two things:


1. You have to be prepared 

2. You have to prepare a sandwich


Meet the cool characters!


Hamish and the Gravity Burp book

Codename: The Timekeeper

Department: Ministry of Finding Stuff Out!

Special skills: Can eat six Chomps in under a minute.

Signature moves: The Vespa Vault and The Blackbird!

Secret fact: Hamish Ellerby’s biggest secret is yet to be revealed…



Hamish and the Gravity Burp book

Codename: Muscles

Department: Innovations and Weapons of Mass Distraction.

Special skills: Super soup-ups of any kind of vehicle.

Signature move: The Guilty Lizard (no one really knows what this is).

Secret fact: Buster can’t keep a secret. Don’t tell anyone. He’ll do that himself.



Hamish and the Gravity Burp book

Codename: Control

Department: Head Office.

Special skills: A cool head in the face of danger.

Signature moves: The Brow Furrow, The Withering Glance, The Elbow Chop. 

Secret fact: Scared of the dark. But will never, EVER admit it.



Hamish and the Gravity Burp book

Codename: Doesn’t need one

Department: Whatevs.

Special skills: Just being himself, yo.

Signature move: The Casual Smirk, The Wry Comment, The Slick Quiff.

Secret fact: He reeeally wishes he was in a boyband. He wants to call it M’agickalGoldenBoyz and dress all in denim. Please don’t tell his friends (especially Buster).


Win wicked prizes!

Hamish and the Gravity Burp book

Fancy getting your hands on some awesome Hamish goodies? You can win an incredible original illustration of Hamish by illustrator Jamie Littler and signed by author, Danny Wallace, too! Plus, you'll scoop a copy of Hamish and the Gravity Burp and a brilliant bag, too!


Two lucky runners up will each win a copy of the book and a bag each, too. Wahoo!


Hamish and the Gravity Burp is out now!


Competition closes midnight, 5 April 2017.


Head to for more adventures!


How many Chomps can Hamish eat in under a minute?

a) 1
b) 6
c) 16

National Geographic Kids competitions are open to residents of the British Isles, Eire and the Channel Islands, except employees of NGK Publishing Ltd, National Geographic Society, and their families, or any associated companies. National Geographic Kids will not share your personal details with third parties. Only one competition entry per person. Winners will be the first correct entries drawn after the closing dates. The editor’s decision is final. Entrants to National Geographic Kids competitions must be 16 or under. No purchase necessary. No responsibility can be taken for entries lost or damaged in transit. National Geographic Kids will not enter into any correspondence. All winners will be notified accordingly and their names and addresses will be available on request. No cash alternative for any prizes will be offered. The winner may be required to partake in media activity relating to the competition. NG Kids may wish to contact readers in the future by post, phone or email.

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