Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet: Book 1 bookcover

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet: Book 1

Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik

Welcome, readers, to the imaginative brain of Omar! You might not know me yet, but once you open the pages of this book you’ll laugh so hard that snot will come out of your nose (plus you might meet a dragon and a zombie – what more could you want?).

My parents decided it would be a good idea to move house AND move me to a new school at the same time. As if I didn’t have a hard enough time staying out of trouble at home, now I’ve also got to try and make new friends. What’s worse, the class bully seems to think I’m the perfect target.

At least Eid’s around the corner which means a feast (YAY) and presents (DOUBLE YAY). Well, as long as I can stay in Mum and Dad’s good books long enough…

The combination of Zanib Mian’s hilarious text and Nasaya Mafaridik’s fantastic cartoon-style illustrations make the PLANET OMAR series perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid.

Zanib Mian is a World Book Day author for 2021 with her Planet Omar title, Operation Kind.

Chosen as the CBBC Book of the Month for June 2019.

Previously published as ‘THE MUSLIMS’, this was the winner of the Little Rebels Award in June 2018. The text has been revised, expanded with new scenes and re-illustrated.

Latest reviews

Daniel said that he would kick Omar out of his school, house and country but he didn't do it and they became friends in the end which was lovely

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet is a fascinating and intriguing book which made this review five stars. Zanib Mian and Nasaya Mafaridik are an amazing duo and dedicated this fabulous read to people that ever felt that being different is a bad thing. The story is written in first person about a young boy named Omar. His family have moved house and from nasty school bullies to a rude and arrogant neighbour, life is proving to be a roller coaster of a ride, but with his imagination, anything is possible.

Great book and adventure! One of the 5 books series , Omar's super adventure, every book different story ! Recommended

This book It is a really good because it is a muslim familly and Omar parents are scientist and every sunday they do a science experiment and he is so clumsy once he said a word incorect everyone was laughing at him .HIGHLY RECCOMEND !

You have to read it anybody who didn't read it has to read it it's just almost like one of the most funniest books of comedy and everything it's just thatiness

I love it because it's a good story

I really liked it when Omar and Daniel get chased by a homeless man. I really liked it when Daniel peed himself!

This book is recommended for children who felt left out


It was a good book my favorite part was when he was lost in london


Realy good

I thought this book was funny. Daniel was my favourite character

I have completed reading this book. It is nice.

I like this because it’s really funny

I love all the Omar books they are really funny. This one is about friendship, trust and standing up to someone. I would recommend all Omar books to everyone.

lots of imagination

amazing imagination

Really good and nice at the end!my favourite person was Charlie and I would recommend it to someone else.

I liked it because it taught me alot about Islamic culture and how Omar's family is nice. Favourite part: When Daniel becomes friends with Omar at the end.When Daniel wet himself and Omar was being kind even though Daniel hated him. Favourite character: Omar

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