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February 2017 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: meet the comic new dork on the block | From the creator of the hugely popular Dork Diaries series comes a hapless new hero and new set of comic adventures. Max Crumbly promises readers ‘wacky humour, thrilling action, nail-biting suspense and cool raps’ and delivers pretty well on all of them. He describes his days at school, including a series of unfortunate run-ins with the school bully in short, sharp bursts, accompanied by frequent illustrations, and his view of life is definitely shaped by his love of comics. His exploits are more fantastic than those of Dork diarist Nikki, but are still firmly rooted in experiences that will be familiar to kids everywhere and his misadventures will certainly keep pages turning.
Introducing Max Crumbly, the new Dork on the block...Max is about to face the scariest place he's ever been - South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he's begged his parents to finally let him start attending a real school. He's starting to question that choice, though, with the Doug aka Thug Thurston Problem. As in, Thug keeps stuffing Max in his locker.
If only Max could be like the hero in all the comics he likes to read - or the ones he draws - and magically escape the locker and defeat Thug. Unfortunately, Max's uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won't exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn't mean Max won't do his best to be the hero his school needs!
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.
Rachel Renee Russell had a huge success with her Dork Diaries and is back with The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero Sunday Express
Praise for the Dork Diaries series:
'A brilliant read!' Mizz
'Spot on for the tween market' The Bookseller
'Dork Diariesis fast becoming my favourite series for younger readers ... More please!' Wondrous Reads
'A tantalising series' Waterstones Books Quarterly
'Filled with fun illustrations, and fonts that keep you looking, Rachel Renée Russell has created for girls what Jeff Kinney did for boys with his Wimpy Kids series' Amazon.com five star review
|Publication date:||9th February 2017|
|Author:||Rachel Renee Russell|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||General Fiction, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs (mainly because books are a lot more fun and pyjamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court). She has raised two daughters and lived to tell about it. Dork Diaries was her debut novel and there are now over ten books in the internationally bestselling series which has appeared on the NYT bestseller top ten non-stop for over a year, and which has over 19 million copies in print worldwide. Her new book The Misadventures of Max Crumbly was published in June 2016. Rachel lives ...More About Rachel Renee Russell