Thursday, 30 January 2014

Bonkers #2 All Aboard by Paul Langley (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

 June 2013, Single Ply Publishing, 65 pages, ebook, Review copy

The Tompkins family intended to take a holiday aboard a cruise ship bound for the Carribean, stopping on the first leg in New York.

Unfortunatley cats are not allowed on board a ship, so poor old Bonkers would have to spend the next three weeks at dear old Mrs McDonald's farm, with his two brothers Billy and Scruff and his sister Ginger. Bonkers was born there three years earlier.

How could they possibly think about going on holiday and leaving me behind? Hmmm we will have to see about that thought Bonkers to himself.

Nayuleska's thoughts 
When I say this book was perfect from cover to cover I mean it. There was plenty of page time for Bonkers, more than book 1 which pleased me. He gets into quite the adventure at sea. I loved how the Tompkins manage to make themselves known on the ship, making people love them as much as their neighbours do - yes I'm being sarcastic. Heehee! If anything this is more funny than book 1. There's the clever way Bonkers and co manage to get on board without anyone noticing, there's the pictures which are as expressive as the story (yes this time I can actually see the pictures unlike book 1...), here's the cuteness of the cats being reunited with the Tompkins' children, and the unexpectedly sweet ending. A perfect and hilarious read!

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Suggested read
Meet Bonkers for the first time in Boomerang (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E link to follow) 

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