We all wish for a book that is funny, exciting and just a bit quirky too. We are delighted to have found one that ticks all these boxes – and a few more too! There is nothing better than relaxing on holiday or on a weekend, engrossed in a good book and we try to encourage our children to do this too.
Imagine how pleased we were when the latest copy by David Baddiel dropped through our letterbox to review! Perfect for this sunny bank holiday as we set off for a holiday in Scotland and we want to share it with you too!
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What is AniMalcom?
The basic story is about 11 years old Malcolm who lives with his family of animal lovers. Unfortunately, Malcolm does not like animals, not at all.
When his school trip turns out to be a few days at Orwell Farm, Malcolm is less than impressed. However, strange things are afoot when a rescued goat from Tibet, casts a hypnotic spell on Malcolm.
Not only does he begin to see things from the animals point of view, he actually lives it too!
Who is the Book Aimed at?
This book is aimed at children over 8 yrs old, however, our 7-year-old enjoyed having the book read out to her. The book has some black and white illustrations dotted throughout it. These are enough to keep some younger readers engaged without putting older readers off by being a ‘picture book’.
What Did We Think of the Story?
We loved this hilarious story, full of humour and a very original idea on how to see things from different points of view. We loved the fact that this is a great book for both boys and girls to enjoy. Kids will love the slapstick humour and its fast pace too. An ideal, easy to read, book for 8- 11yr olds who like the outdoors and love animals as well!
Adults will like the quirky references such as Orwell’s Animal Farm, which make reading it to the kids a pleasure rather than a chore.
Where Can I Buy This Book?
Published by Harper-Collins Children’s Books, AniMalcom can be found in hardback and paperback has just been released as well. We loved it so much that we are going to buy ours from here.
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