"If you could talk to the animals …"
February 2021 Book of the Month | Selected for The Book Box by LoveReading4Kids
10-year-old Opie Jones is smart, but otherwise pretty ordinary. She doesn’t much enjoy her school, St Francis of Assisi, until seriously cool Jackson takes her under his wing anyway. But there is one really remarkable thing about Opie and that is she can read animals’ minds and communicate with them. Before you can say, ‘Call Chris Packham’, she’s working with a team of secret superheroes to thwart a dastardly villain whose plans for domination include closing down St Francis by forcing its pupils to misbehave, via telepathy. The story that follows is as funny as you’d expect from author, stand-up comic Nat Luurtsema, especially the frequent interjections from assorted animals, who have their own views on what’s going on. The climax comes at London Zoo, which gives you an idea of the levels of fun and games to expect. It’s book one in a series and I for one cannot wait to hear more from Maine Coon cat Margot and guinea pig Malcolm.
One to recommend to fans of David Baddiel’s children’s books.
Not only is Opie Jones the smartest girl in school she can also talk to animals. The illustration of the animals look so cool and realistic. My favourite character is Margot, the lazy cat.
This book was very funny. It was about a girl called Opie Jones and she is a ordinary ten year old. Recently, she started a new school and she has a best friend called Jackson and he has another friend called Cillian who calls Opie ‘Dopey’ as she is quiet. Cillian and Opie mostly fight over Jackson and who is his best friend.
Opie finds out she has an amazing ability to read animal minds and she has to stop an evil villain Hugo Varling, who wants to take over her school.
The illustration of the animals look so cool and realistic.... Read Full Review
This is a truly mind-blowing adventure book, perfect for kids who like animals, superheroes and adventures!
Opie Jones is an ordinary 10 year old girl … that is until suddenly one day she starts hearing voices in her head. She realises that she has an incredible superpower … well sort of … she can read minds, but not any minds, only animal minds! Reading animal minds isn’t a common superpower, but Opie finds out it does have some uses ... including helping you to get back at your enemies!
Because of her superpower Opie is asked to join the Resistance, a group of unlikely mindreading superheroes, but they can read human rather than animal minds which is a bit more useful!... Read Full Review