Saturday, 26 July 2014

Algy's Amazing Adventures in Space by Kaye Umansky & Richard Watson (Children's, 5 years +, 9/10E)

June 2014, Orion Children's, 80 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: imagination, living in space, aliens, robot, space travel
Summary from Orion
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What's waiting for Algy at the bottom of his garden this time? With his best friend Cherry and her little brother Brad, Algy opens the loose board at the back of his garden shed - to find himself in space! Cherry and Brad are really excited, but Algy's not so sure. Space seems very dangerous. Will he enjoy his latest adventure or not?

Nayuleska's thoughts 
The only reason this didn’t get top marks was because the pictures for the robot’s masters was a bit on the scary side for me – like Algy I didn’t want to stick around to meet them! I’m not sure why but in some ways this is my favourite Algy adventure, just because space is such an incredible place and Algy has so much fun despite his uncertainty. Cherry & Brad's enthusiasm was rather catching. They explore how they move differently in space thanks to the lack of gravity, and what kind of life forms may be out there (not all would be scary). 

Suggested read
Check out more of Algy's adventures like Algy's Amazing Adventures In The Jungle (4th book down, Children's, 5 years +, 10E/10E) 

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