Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Frog the Barbarian by Guy Bass (Children's, 7 years +, 10/10E)

August 2014, Stripes Publishing, 256 pages, Paperback 

Content: bizarre scenarios, lots of humour, cliff-hanger end of sorts 

Summary from Little Tiger Press
Frog has saved the princess (and probably the whole world), but all is not well in Kingdomland. The King and Queen of Everything are determined to flatten anyone who gets in their way, and they want Frog as their royal champion. Can Frog help them defeat a boastful bragon, a shamefaced shyclops and (yet another) army of alien invaders?

Nayu's Thoughts
Yay! Frog is back! Unlike book 1 (link in suggested read) I knew Frog and some of his companions, so it had a familiar feel to it. Frog gets in more danger than ever (no surprise there). The King & Queen of Nowhere continued to astonish me with their comments and actions. It's amazing the Princess turns out the way she does. Yes, I loved seeing her again - she's tougher than ever, highly demanding, and supremely funny, making it a tale for boys and girls. 

The ending is both brilliant and awful, which explains the not quite perfect grade. As a reader I'm utterly devastated by what happens (that's a huge exaggeration...) and want book 3 NOW. As a writer, I say whoohoo! and happily waiting for the next installment of this crazy adventure. 

Suggested read
You have to read book 1, The Legend of Frog (Children's, 7 years +, 9/10E)

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