This Summer I have teamed up with Harper Collins Children’s Books as part of their #HCSUMMERREADS book tour alongside 10 other bloggers to share the hottest reads of this year.
For the next 10 days we will each share a book from the list below ending with a grand finale on the 11th July. As well as sharing our thoughts we will ALL be hosting giveaways for the whole set of books so do follow all the blogs in this tour.
David Walliams: World’s Worst Children 2
We are huge David Walliams fans and have nearly all of his books, as well as the audio collection which Emmy listens to at bed times.
World’s Worst Children 2, the sequel to World’s Worst Children has had both Emmy and I gripped, rarely have I seen her reach for a book the moment she walks into the house and even again before school.
If you think you have little terrors at home or if you think your kids sometimes push the boundaries then you really have to read this book with your children.
With colourful characters and outrageous storylines this is a brilliant book which will have you howling and turning the pages at great speed to see what is about to happen next.
You can read all about Humbert the Hungry Baby – a baby who at birth was so big no one could carry him, who broke his pram and cot the minute he got into them and who would drink milk by the gallons and eat food by the houseful….and when the food ran out he ate his mother, a bus and well….anything which got in his way…everything that is except for mustard.
Stacey Superstar – the talentless singer who was oblivious to her sheer lack of talent, who broke windows with her high notes and when she entered a talent contest…she quite literally brought the house down yet still had no idea just how bad she really was. Emmy loved this one, especially as she has just started enjoying shows such as X-Factor and the Voice and can relate to watching someone who thinks they are great but sadly just aren’t very good at all.
We both giggled our way through Fussy Frankie, a boy who refused to eat his fruit and veg, living entirely on chocolate and junk food. A boy who tries to outsmart his mother by chucking his healthy food out of the window and into the nuclear power plant over the road but soon comes to regret that when giant vegetables come looking for him on the rampage.
There’s also Cruel Clarissa, a girl so mean to her pets that they decide to take action and gang up on her to teach her a lesson.
These are all short stories within the book, because they are only short it is very easy for children to read, I often find that chapter books are hard for Emmy as she wants to see what happens next but that means reading the whole book which after 2 chapters in a day she’s had enough and I have to take over and continue reading the book to her, of course I don’t mind but I prefer listening to her read as she follows the storylines better and can see how words are spelt etc.
So, if like me you thought your kids could be terrors at times this book will change your thinking….although mine still don’t listen, make a mess and hate to be clean but somehow it’s not that bad anymore!
I can guarantee you will LOVE this book but don’t be surprised if you read it all in the first day – it’s easily done, just listen to this little sound clip and hear for yourself.
For your chance to win the complete collection of books from this book tour please fill in the rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight on 30th July 2017. Good Luck
Don’t forget to head over to thereadingresidence.com tomorrow where Jocelyn will be talking about Animalcom.