May 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2017 |
A glorious romp of a story full of confusion and chaos but with a strong message about trusting yourself and standing up to bullies. Terrorised by Monty Grabbe, the very nastiest school bully you can imagine, Ben hides under the rubbish bin – one of the bullies favourite places of persecution – and finds himself in a twisting tunnel that leads him to somewhere quite unrecognisable and apparently a long, long way away. Now in the land of King Coo, a bearded female ruler, Ben enjoys some stinky, splotchy, squelchy adventures in which he also defeats Monty. Told in words and pictures, Adam Stower’s hilarious story is beautifully presented in this hugely attractive hardback. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for May 2017
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
King of the Sky by Nicoloa Davies
A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis
King Coo by Adam Stower
The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond
Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman
The Big Bird Spot by Matt Sewell
Meet the very ordinary Pole family, and young Ben Pole – or Bean-Pole as he’s cruelly nicknamed by Monty, the school bully.
At the end of term Monty sets chase and Ben only just manages to escape by falling down a hole, where he discovers a hidden forest. A hidden forest ruled by King Coo – a tree-swinging, wombat-owning, trap-building, FULLY-BEARDED GIRL!
Prepare yourself for forest adventures, tree-top swings, waterslides, catapults and Wombatifier 2000s. Life certainly isn't dull with King Coo around – especially in a town ruled by a money-grabbing mayor, where there’s a wild creature on the loose and a sinister pest controller on the prowl.
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 a sampler of this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
We also had a number of reviews from year 5&6 students from Tilston School. Here is a small selection of their review but please do click here to read all of their full reviews.
|Publication date:||4th May 2017|
|Publisher:||David Fickling Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Adam Stower is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. He was born in England and grew up in a village at the edge of Lake Zurich after his family moved to Switzerland. Adam has loved drawing for as long as he can remember. He achieved a first-class honours degree in Illustration from Norwich School of Art, followed by a master’s degree in Narrative Illustration from the University of Brighton. Adam has illustrated sixteen picture books to date, seven of which he wrote himself. He has also illustrated many chapter books for children both ...More About Adam Stower
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