The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers
Written by Jason Beresford
Illustrated by Vicky Barker
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
This is undoubtedly the perfect reading material for both boys and girls aged 7+ - plenty of humour, kids with superpowers (and we all know boys in particular wish they had superpowers) but most of all it has heart. The superpower characters really care for each other but together can they defeat the evil villains? Read it to find out. Perfect for fans of Andy Stanton, David Walliams and Roald Dahl and all those Wimpy Kid fans.
A Piece of Passion from the Editor:
The thing that really got me with this book is Slug Boy. A gang of best friends meet a crisp-addicted elf and get granted awesome superpowers. Well, three of them do. Gary becomes The Chimp and can swing through the trees with ease, Bel is a Nightingale, with the power to fly and a voice to shatter windows, Ruby, in her superhero identity is KangaRuby and she gets a magic pocket from which she can pull out all sorts of helpful (or not so helpful) objects. And Morris turns into a slug. His superpower is that he ‘doesn’t taste very nice’. Poor old Slug Boy trails around (literally) after the others trying to work out how on earth he can battle supervillains in his sluggy body and is even put under a plant pot to keep him safe on one of the gang’s first missions. For me, he is a shining (and slimey) example of Jason Beresford’s surreal and silly humour. But that’s not all there is to it. As any superhero fan will know, the characters that seem unremarkable and ordinary should not be underestimated. And if the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers are going to defeat the fearsome (and hilarious) duo of The Panteater (like an anteater, but eats pants) and Jumper Jack Flash (man-rabbit-pirate-thing who will tie you up in your own jumper) then they need to work as a team. Alongside the comedy and the superhero fun, there is a lot of heart and a message about teamwork and best friends.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
- Otis Walker, age 8 - 'It’s great and I loved that it’s got short chapters so you can read it before going to bed. I think this book was very exciting.' Read full review >
- Alexander Bisland age 8 - 'I recommend this book to children age 7+ especially if you like adventure or funny books...I give it 100,000,000 stars.' Read full review >
- James Goodall age 9 - 'I would recommend this story because it will make you laugh out loud and it is a very enjoyable read. Go on, read it and don't let me stop you!' Read full review >
- Ewan Young, age 10 - 'Four unlikely heroes battle to save the day from some even more unlikely villains!' Read full review >
- Sam Harper, age 9 - 'This was a hilarious adventure with lots of daft characters and thrilling escapades. A brilliant read, I loved it!' Read full review >
- Hannah Minton, age 7 - 'A really enjoyable funny book I couldn't put down.' Read full review >
- Nathan Gray, aged 9 - 'This is a great book for children beacuse of the great imagery and I loved reading it.' Read full review >
The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers by Jason Beresford
When danger is near, Gary, Ruby, Bel and Morris become super heros. The Chimp can swing from the rooftops, Kanga-Ruby has a magical pocket, Nightgale’s voice can shatter glass and Slug Boy... Well, he’s a slug. And, let’s be honest, that’s not much use, is it? Oh well. But trouble is brewing in Tumchester. Evil villains Jumper Jack Flash (a man-rabbit-pirate thing who trusses people up in their own jumpers) and The Panteater (who will EAT YOUR PANTS!) are stealing all the sweets and running donutrings around the local police. It’s up to our heroes, the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers, to stop the villains and save the day - and the end of term disco. But they haven’t factored in the criminal mastermind behind the sweet robberies... and The Boss is not a man to be sherry-trifled with.
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