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Monday, 12 August 2013

Review: Don't Look Now! #1

Don’t Look Now! Falling For It is one of those books that you never get bored of. I could just read it over and over again!

The bright colours on the cover and the exciting and engaging illustrations just pull you in. The combination of illustrations and text make it a book that anyone aged 7 and over can enjoy.

In this book there are two stories: Falling for It and The Kangapoo Key Ring. 

In Falling for It, we are introduced to Ricky and his dreams of being famous because he can fly. In this story, Ricky discovers he can fly but no one will ever believe him.

In the The Kangapoo Key Ring, Ricky’s grandfather’s only rare black-petal poppy is eaten by rabbits. All Ricky’s mum has left is a key ring with kangaroo poo on the end.

Can Ricky find out how to bring back the rare plant?

The illustrations in this book are hilarious, and I love pondering over all the little details. The illustrator has drawn the pictures in a way that engages all ages and helps to tell the story. The overly dramatic features in the illustrations add to the effect.

I highly recommend reading Don’t Look Now. I can’t wait to read the next book!

- this review by Ella, 12

The second book in the series - Don't Look Now! #2, is also out this August. Books 3 and 4 will be out in October.

Title: Don't Look Now! (#1)
Author: Paul Jennings
Illustrator: Andrew Weldon
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: August 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781743311233
For ages:  7 - 11
Type: Junior Fiction

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