I'm always on the look out for new books to read whether it's for myself or for the kids. We recently received some new titles from Sweet Cherry Publishing for the kids to review and the books did not disappoint.
Zachary is a huge fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and has recently read all of the Tom Gates' books so I knew he would enjoy a new series of books written by Angie Lake called Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds. He received book one: The Metal-Mobile, and book two: The Super-Sonic Submarine. The first thing I noticed about the books, which I thought was quite fun, is the pages have been outlined with the same colour as the book cover. I haven't seen that before!
Danny Dingle is an inventor, still in school of course, and along with his best friend Percy, they collect stuff for their "fantastic finds" box. They like to create things together to try and defeat Danny's arch enemy, Gareth Thrumpshaw. In the first book, Danny and Percy build the Metal-Mobile to try and win a race against Gareth and his dad. Zachary was laughing throughout the book especially at the idea of the car being powered by farts! In the second book, Danny has joined Scouts and, along with Percy, they head to Scotland for a camping trip. It doesn't go too well when they take to the water on their man-made rafts with lots of puking and fish guts! Again, Zachary found this hilarious.
These books are really easy to read and are perfect for readers who prefer more comic-style stories with fun illustrations and different font styles and sizes. Zachary read both books in a day.
The Metal-Mobile is available to buy now and the Super-Sonic Submarine is available to pre-order on the Sweet Cherry Publishing website.
We also received a collection of books by Stephanie Baudet called The Dinosaur Detectives. This is a 10 book series which will be available to buy soon however we received books 1-4 to review. In this series, you follow a boy called Matt Sharp and his team of Dinosaur Detectives. Matt has the power to see the prehistoric world, simply by touching a dinosaur egg. The Detectives travel around the world in search of dinosaur eggs to see what they can uncover about the lost world of the dinosaurs.
The stories have more text than an Early Reader so they aren't quite right for Charlotte just yet but they are an easy read for Zachary. Each book has around 85 pages in it, broken down into chapters with some black and white illustrations. If your child is moving on from Early Reader books and enjoys dinosaurs or adventure stories then these might be worth looking at.
We received these books for the purposes of a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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