Sunday, 22 February 2015

Spies in Disguise: Boy in A Tutu by Kate Scott (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)

  June 2014, Piccadilly Press, 192 pages, Paperback, Review Copy

Summary from Amazon (Couldn't find it on Piccadilly Press) 
Joe and Sam put their spy skills to the test against a new villain, in a new mission and in ...tutus?! The only way to find out who is scheming to steal the World Cup memorabilia exhibition at the local leisure centre is to sign up for ballet lessons there. Joe and Sam land the lead roles in the end-of-term show - but Sam's playing the male lead, and Joe's the prima donna! Can Joe hold it together (and Sam stop laughing) for long enough to find the clues and figure out who's really behind the next Great Robbery?

Nayu's thoughts
One of the best things about reading the second book in a series is that you already know most of the characters, making it easy to dive in straight away knowing you'll enjoy it. Boy In A Tutu is no exception. It is way more hilarious than book 1, Spies in Disguise: Boy In Tights (the link takes you to my review), which was funny enough. 
 The lengths poor Joe has to go through to keep up his disguise made both Sam and me laugh a lot. I did feel extremely sorry for Joe, but that didn't stop me giggling when he had to try and avoid getting changed into his ballet outfit in front of either the designer or wardrobe person (I can't quite recall which it was). 

The two friends are certainly having experiences which will improve their spying skills, although some of them are a bit dangerous and had me holding my breath. Having spies as parents is a mixture of highly cool and disappointment because they try to keep Joe out of danger as much as they can, but danger finds Joe easy enough. I'm very eager for book 3!

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