Sunday, 14 October 2012

Agatha Parrot and the Zombie Bird by Kjartan Poskitt (Children's, 7 years +, 10/10)

July 2012, Jelly Pie
230 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: friendship group, school stereotypes, magic (real and fake), lots of adventure, secret hide out for staff, mistreating animals, constant humour

Summary from Egmont
We had a battle of magic at Odd Street School! A magician came to do a show and he tried to hatch a scary Zombie Bird out of a silver egg. Eeky-freak!

But thanks to Bianca’s trombone, a secret trapdoor, and Martha being invisible ... the Zombie Bird turned out to be the funniest thing ever ha ha!

(If you're scared of magic like our friend Ellie, don't worry.  This book won’t turn you into a frog. Or a rabbit!)

Hope you like it, and thanks for reading this BLURB!

Nayuleska's thoughts
I was a bit tentative about reading this as I hate zombies. The note on the back cover reassured me a lot. Turns out I'm a little like Ellie in more ways than being freaked out by zombies. The group of friends are very different characters. I love how each of their weaknesses can end up being a strength. They all pulled together under Agatha's leadership, even if they are scared. They are pros at appearing innocent too. I laughed on every page of this 10/10 read.

Suggested read
If you like mayhem try Penny Dreadful Causes a Kerfuffle by Joanna Nadin 

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