Friday, September 14, 2018

ReadItDaddy's Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 14th September 2018: "The Legend of Kevin" by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre (OUP / Oxford Children's Books)

Our (highly illustrated) Chapter Book of the Week this week unleashes a new book series on an unsuspecting world...
For many moons we've always wondered whether Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre's roly poly flying pony creation would ever get its own series.

Now at last, you too can enjoy "The Legend of Kevin" as the first book in the series flaps into view.

But first let's talk about Max. He's a young boy living in an ordinary tower block much like a certain baldy book blogger did a very long long time ago. Just like I did, Max also longs for adventure in his life - then one day - DOOF! - a flying pony called Kevin crashes into his flat, blown in by a magical storm! 

(I'm sad to say this never happened to me. I think the most interesting 'happening' when I was a kid was when a pigeon got trapped in our lounge and went absolutely nutso until we managed to shoo the stupid thing out of the window). 

The storm causes a huge flood and soon Max's town submerged by water. Luckily for the town, Max has a flying pony to come to the rescue, and luckily for Kevin, he has a new best friend and a constant supply of his favourite thing - biscuits. 

Together Max and Kevin will embark on many wild adventures together!
Combining the considerable writing and artistic talents of the dynamic duo known as Reeve and McIntyre (who almost sound like they need their own comedy show on TV - Someone make this happen!) this is a brand spanking new and hilariously rib-tickling new middle grade series that feels destined to be a whopping huge hit. 

C absolutely devoured it, giggling the whole time. But it did have the slightly detrimental effect of making us both crave Custard Cream biscuits. Blame Philip and Sarah. 

"The Legend of Kevin" by Philip Reeve and Sara McIntyre is out now, published by OUP / Oxford Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).