Thursday, 19 April 2012

006 and a Bit by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt (Red Fox)

"The Paper Aeroplane has Juxtaposed itself with the Electronic Wasp!" which as you all know is daddy blogger speak for "It's time to review another book". This time Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt's excellent 'Daisy' series of books has ended up in our stack from the Library, obtained on one of the wettest days of the year so far (here's an open question to our readers, how do YOU keep your bookstart bag from turning your library books into a sodden mess between the Library and home?)

Daisy does not want to be a girl any more, she wants to be a super spy. Armed with a hastily felt-tipped moustache, a large pair of dark glasses and a whole new spy language to ensure utmost secrecy, Daisy is foiled in her plans by ordinary everyday folk who just cannot understand "006 and a Bit"

Luckily another secret agent comes to the rescue from an unexpected source.

Nick Sharratt is one of those illustrators who instantly makes any book worth taking a look at, and in conjunction with Kes Gray's sense of humour, expertly tapping into the psyche of a little 6 (and a bit) year old girl, this is a great introduction to the Daisy series.

Just remember folks, my hovercraft has no eels (which as we all know is daddy blogger speak for 4 out of 5 stars)

Charlotte's best bit: The Spy Disguise (unfortunately someone had stolen ours from the library book but it didn't take too long to quickly make another one!)

Daddy's favourite bit: Double Oh 21 and a bit. Actually laughed out loud at that bit.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars