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Daftly delicious story of donuts and detection
When Melvin Pebbles moves to the town of Donut Island, he has no idea what’s in store: before he’s even unpacked his vast collection of toy bags (unopened, toys still inside to preserve the mystery), he’s been adopted into the Daily Donut Club by new friend, Rhubarb Plonsky, and by the end of the book, together with third Donut Club member Yoshi Fujikawa, will have foiled an alien invasion and bid to brainwash his new neighbours. As you’d expect from the creator of the inimitable Barry Loser series, this is a blissfully surreal mystery adventure, as weird as it is wonderful, and certain to have readers laughing out loud from beginning to end. Jim Smith’s illustrations are as playful as the plot, and make the whole package even more of a treat. Comic genius!
It's the new funniest mystery detective series ever, from the genius behind the bestselling Barry Loser books!
Things are about to get SUPER WEIRD. When Melvin moves from the city to Donut (a perfectly round island with a hole in the middle), he thinks it's the most rubbish place ever. Then he meets Rhubarb. Rhubarb is OBSESSED with mysteries and has her own school newspaper to investigate the strange goings on in Donut. (Unfortunately nothing ever happens in Donut so she's never had anything to write about.) But then Melvin notices that the kids at school are acting very strangely. Could it be something to do with the Donut Hole Monsters that everyone is collecting? Soon Melvin and Rhubarb are on the trail of a mystery - one that is going to lead them right into the centre of the donut hole...
And Rhubarb might actually have something to write about in her newspaper, if they make it out alive. Will they get to the bottom of the Donut Hole Monster mystery before it's too late and the whole town is brainwashed?
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
It was an enjoyable book to read and I would recommend it to my friends who like adventure stories. Full review
An amazing mystery! 5/5! Full review
This is a great book with lots of shocks and surprises. Also, in the end, everything makes sense. Once you start reading it you will not want to stop Full review
This a fantastic book was written by Jim Smith. This book is part of the Super Weird Mystery Series (can't wait for the next one) full of monsters, slime, puking, slurping and bums which makes me laugh. Full review
|Publication date:||6th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, Reviewed by Children|
One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors After graduating with a first class degree in advertising, graphic design and illustration in 1997, Jim Smith was spotted by the owner of a small coffee shop chain and brought in to fill the walls of their flagship store with his paintings.It was a three month contract; fourteen years later, Jim is head of design at Puccino's Worldwide Ltd, now an international coffee shop franchise with stores in the UK, Europe and Egypt.In the meantime he's illustrated kids' food packaging for M&S, drawn cartoons on the sides of PJ ...More About Jim Smith
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