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Tuesday 5 April 2011

Review: Robot Riot

Griffiths has a talent for storytelling and humour that clearly explains his phenomenal worldwide success as a children’s author.

In Robot Riot, part of the Schooling Around series, the author comes through again with the return of a great set of characters headed up by the irrepressible Henry McThrottle.

When new girl Roberta Flywheel joins Northwest Southeast Central School, Henry becomes suspicious when a series of events (no doubt given momentum by the diary he ‘accidentally’ reads) clearly reveal Roberta ain’t what she appears to be.

Yes, all signs point to ‘robot’, and Henry takes it upon himself to not only convince his friends Roberta the Robot is a threat to all mankind, but that they must help Henry in his quest to save the school.

Kids will love this whacky tale, which builds nicely to a riotous ending that will even satisfy adults for a quick cup-of-tea read. Fabulous pace, kooky characters, delicious plot and lots of belly giggles.

Title: Robot Riot
Author: Andy Griffiths
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $14.99
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780330425186
For ages: 8+

Type: Junior Fiction