Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Superworm by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

"A, come and listen to this book!  It's really boring for about the first twelve pages, but then gets really exciting and funny!"  Try reading Howard's End if you want a book that remains resolutely boring until something actually happens.  Anyway, this was C's assessment of the latest offering by the extremely successful pairing.

Personally, I loved it.  It's the best thing they've done in years.  The story is easy to follow, but interesting, and there is a fabulous villainous lizard, who is a stock panto baddie in the classic mould.

The best thing about it is the expression on Superworm's face when he is being hypnotised.  Even thinking about it now makes me giggle.  Superworm is wonderfully drawn, and a great example of how a few lines of drawing can make magic.  Highly recommended, and currently available in The Red House and The Book People for half the RRP.

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