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June 2014 Book of the Month This is a completely hair-brained family-friendly adventure in which the combination of Bugg and Dilan, two brothers together with time-travel, yoghurts and gerbils somehow and inexplicably create a fast-paced story that 7+ year olds will love and it's from the pen of bestselling novelist Fleur Hitchcock. If nothing else it will set off the readers' imagination into overdrive on life's possibilities - nothing will be considered impossible once you've read this book.
A Piece of Passion Sara O'Connor, Editorial Director Time travel through yoghurt pots. How could I not love this idea? It is utterly bonkers and yet told so naturally that I can't help thinking about it each time I peel open a lid to my favourite Corner yoghurt... Granted, it isn't quite the right shape of pot, but as this wonderfully wacky story shows, it's not about the container but the contents. Plus, there's ballroom dancing. Time travel, yoghurt, gerbils and ballroom dancing. Wondering how those things could possibly fit together? You're just going to have to read it to find out!
'I don't want my life controlled by a fridge.' Humming in the kitchen of Bugg and Dilan's new home is a huge, mysterious fridge. Even when Bugg turns off the power, the light stays on. Plus, it's full of strange-looking yoghurts in glass jars with wax-paper lids. Should they? Shouldn't they? They do, but the yoghurts take them back to 1974. What follows is a desperate scramble across time and space, in which the siblings discover a 40-year-old time crime and become painfully aware that small changes they make in the past can have huge consequences for their future. Aided and hindered by go-for-it gerbil-fancier Lorna, they try to put everything back in order before time - and the yoghurts - run out completely.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
Born in Chobham, by an airfield, and raised outside Winchester on the banks of the river Itchen, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman under her brother’s bed, and searching for King Alfred’s treasure in the river. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa ...More About Fleur Hitchcock