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Monday 16 May 2011

Review: Wicked!

With six books in one, this is the ultimate book for any Jennings or Gleitzman fan.

Each book in this series – The Slobberers, Battering Rams, Croaked, Dead Ringer, The Creeper and Till Death Us Do Part – follows the adventures of two step-siblings, Rory and Dawn.

The pair must find out why animals are turning into gruesome monsters – and fast. Each story introduces new creatures that just get weirder and weirder, from slurping slobberers to giant frogs and steel sheep that want to smash them to pieces.

And, if that isn’t enough, life is changing for both of them and there are lots of surprises in store.

Told from both Rory and Dawn’s perspectives, these tales are weird, revolting and creepy. As you’d expect, really. But, also no surprise is the fact that they’re clever, funny and very appealing to kids.

With two names like Jennings and Gleitzman pairing up, anything could – and does! – happen. They wrote these books as separate voices, alternating chapters, and this unique style works perfectly.

This book is just, well, wicked!

Title: Wicked!
Authors: Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman
Publisher: Puffin, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1998
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780141300474
For ages: 10+
Type: Novel

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