Saturday, 12 July 2014

Jesper Jinx by Marko Kitti (Children’s, 7 years +, 10E/10E, semi short 'n' sweet review)

April 2014, Amazon Media, 82 pages, Ebook, Review copy

Content: oodles of humour, mishaps galore,

Summary from Marko's website
Jesper Jinx is eleven, and probably the unluckiest person in all of Puffington Hill. Everything he touches seems to end up in sweet disaster. Hence his nickname 'Jinx'.

In this first book of Jesper Jinx's wonderfully wicked adventures you're going to meet Jesper's family and Snowy the Cat.

Also, there's a mysterious new classmate with a moustache. And it's up to Jesper to launch his famous Boredom Breaker.

What harm would it do to have a little fun?

Nayuleska's thoughts  
Things just ‘happen’ around Jesper. When they do ‘happen’, poor Jesper has to speedily think up a way to cover up the mistake/accident/’happening’. His ideas are crazy but they do work some of the time. The problem is that sometimes there is unexplained events...unexplained until the cat writes an explanation which is on a par with the hilarity of the actual event. Although I have to say her tag of cat with attitude might meet her match in my own cat, Belle, who has the attitude the size of an elephant.

The final story in the book had a funny twist that should have been obvious but I was completely taken aback by the revelation which spelled trouble in Jesper’s future! I love how funny Jesper’s tales are, the way that Marko creates a need for secrecy provided entertainment throughout the book. 

The way that Jesper thinks of his sister made me giggle because it could be describing so many girls, and it’s realistic of how younger brothers can view older sisters. The pictures dotted about the book emphasise the danger/humour of a scene which simply made me laugh even harder. This is a real pick-you-up & unputdownable read!

Find out more on Marko's website.

Suggested read
To balance things out a bit, for girls I recommend Maisie Mae: No Boys Allowed! by Poppy Harper (Children's, 7 years +, 10E/10E)

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