Friday, 26 July 2019

ReadItDaddy's Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 26th July 2019: "The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief (Max Crumbly Book 3)" by Rachel Renee Russell (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

Our Chapter Book of the Week elicits the sort of hugely soppy satisfied grin across C's chops, that it's impossible not to love these books.

Rachel Renee Russell, best known as the author of the superb "Dork Diaries" series (which C absolutely ADORES TO BITS!) also has a male dork hero for girls and boys, in the shape of Max Crumbly and in "The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief", Max's third outing once again sees him teaming up with best buddy Erin for more mystery solving.

That's assuming of course that Max can survive the machinations of school life, from missing homework to being locked in your own locker, left to become a skeletal dust-covered dork remnant.

At the end of "Max Crumbly: Middle School Mayhem" young Max and sidekick (wait, SIDEKICK?) Erin had just foiled the plans of three bumbling burglars.

In the depths of a smelly, dangerous Dumpster of Doom, the two pals hid from the vengeful thieves – and the police! Not your best look, being covered in trash and stinking to high heaven. 

Now they're back again, Max and Erin's misadventures at South Ridge Middle School continue, as they run the gauntlet of school bullies, nasty detention sessions and of course ridicule at the hands of the 'cool kids' - Ugh!

Rachel once again manages to capture the ups and downs of school life, friendship and being a class-A dork in a brilliant summery read. Join Max on his latest misadventure!

Sum this book up in a sentence: Detection, detention and misdirection in a crazy chaos-filled tale that will make you grin like a cheshire cat if C is anything to go by.

"The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief" by Rachel Renee Russell is out now, published by Simon and Schuster Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).