A Review of Danger is Still Everywhere: Beware of the Dog by David O’Doherty and Chris Judge and a chance to win a copy
We are delighted to be able to offer one lucky entrant the chance to win a copy of this must have handbook for themselves.
I first started to enjoy his books a couple of years when my Mum read me Matilda. I instantly loved the way that Roald Dahl could make a story come to life and we began working our way through lots of different stories and rhymes. I now find it hard to pick my favourite and it often changes but I especially love The Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox and my Mum loves the retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs.
We are just re-reading a lot of the books now to share them with Lottie so it was great timing that we were asked to review The Twits and join in with the fun making our very own Mr Twit beard.
If you have never managed to read The Twits it is a really funny book about the disgusting Mr and Mrs Twit who play awful tricks on each other and getting what they deserve for their horrid treatment of Muggle Wump the monkey and his family (who they have trapped in a cage in their garden) and the poor birds who get caught on the glue covered dead tree to use for Bird Pie Day. Mr Twit is a horrible bearded man (Roald Dahl didn’t like beards!) He is dirty, nasty and always has lots of disgusting things trapped in his manky beard. I have had lots of fun making my own Mr Twit beard.
|Lottie’s doll modelling our Mr Twit beard along with Mr Twit style hair!
Made with tea-stained string, pasta, rice, rice crispies and various other Mr Twit type leftovers
I know my friend’s Mum, Diana really loved this book so asked her what it was that she liked so much about it, she told me ‘Roald Dahl was not my favourite author growing up, that was Enid Blyton, but one of my favourite books ever is The Twits. I clearly remember my childhood revulsion, amusement and disquiet at the vile characters and reading it as fast as I possibly could to reach the end to see if they got their well deserved comeuppance. It spoke to my vivid imagination, reinforced my sense of right and wrong and made the Sunday night cold bath-time a little easier to bear’.
I am thrilled to be able to offer two of my readers the chance to win a special edition copy* of the Twits so they too can enjoy this classic Roald Dahl story too.
*Please note one winner will receive the ‘bearded copy’ (shown above) and the other will receive the version with ‘scratch and sniff stickers’
I was lucky enough to be sent two books from the Timmy Failure series to review so I have recently been enjoying Timmy Failure: Mistakes were Made and Timmy Failure: Now Look What You Have Done.
I had never read any of the Timmy Failure books before but have really liked both of them. Timmy is the founder of the ‘Best Detective Agency in Town’ and has great plans for World domination- if only he can defeat ‘The One Who Cannot Be Named’ or ‘The WEDGIE’ (Corrina Corrina). My favourite character is Total, Timmy’s business partner. Total also happens to be a polar bear, he is very funny, he loves chicken nuggets and will do anything for a cake treat.
Timmy is in his own world, has some very mad ideas and lots of cases to solve, the books are so funny and the drawings are great.
I definitely recommend these books to children of my age and older. They are very easy to read, with short chapters, plenty of funny illustrations and good stories. I can’t wait to read the next one when it comes out later this year.
|Total, Timmy’s Business Partner|
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Everyone daydreams at some point what it would be like to win the lottery and it looks like Luke has already got his plan in place…
‘If I won the lottery I would buy a big house for all my family with a huge garden to play in and a playhouse that we could sleep in.
I would give £10,000 to the RSPCA and some money to other charities that help people who are sick like Macmillan who we do the coffee morning for and to others that try to find ways to cure illnesses.
I would like to travel the whole world and see lots of interesting things, I would love to go to Disneyland and to see the Northern Lights. I would go to LEGOLAND and take my sister to Peppa Pig World as she really wants to go.
I would buy all the Match Attax that I am missing.
I would buy a wind tunnel so my friends and I could fly whenever we wanted.
I would get a new car for my Mum because hers is broken’
Looks like it would all be gone very quickly doesn’t it?!