Saturday, 28 May 2011

The Malice Family (or How Not to be Evil Geniuses) by Abie Longstaff

April 2011, Pearson 
40 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Children's (educational reading book) 6+ 

Complete mayhem, families, ice cream, balloons, plans (both failed and altered), ancestors/family tree, royalty, palace, lots of humour, 

Book Blurb
Samil's genius dad has come up with yet more plans to take over the kingdom. Mum thinks they are brilliant! Just how successful will this evil raccoon family be? When a giant flying nappy and ice-cream are involved, Samil has his doubts - and so might you! 

Nayuleska's reasons for loving Samil....he suffers a lot due to his family's high level of evil.He does what he can to reduce the damage of their insanity. 

How evil/nasty is the enemy? Enemy = Samil's family, they are pretty evil but thankfully their plans are rarely successful. 

Are there plenty of plot twists and surprises? Yes - some pretty entertaining ones. 

One of my favourite parts was...when everyone slurped up the ice cream. 

I give it 10/10 - keep writing Abie! 

Make sure you check out Abie's other books on her website

Suggested reads
A must read is Abie's The Fairytale Hairdresser which is a beautiful, funny story complimented by the cute illustrations. 

Also check out her other book, Pirate House Swap which is equally hilarious when a family live in a pirate ship for their holiday. 

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