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Friday, 27 September 2013

Review: Eric Vale: Off the Rails

Eric Vale (he of the Epic Fail) is back in book number 3, with another hilarious romp.

This time, Eric is in big, big trouble. Like, big trouble. It's even necessitated a visit to the Principal's Office (cue ominous music).

It all starts when Eric's friend Chewy reads a book that convinces him their substitute teacher is an alien. But this isn't the problem. The problem is that Chewy is determined to prove it.

With potentially disastrous results. And when Eric gets involved and tries to stop Chewy, well let's just say Eric hasn't strayed far from his Epic Fail path.

Combining classic kid humour (that will also tickle the adult funny bone) with a tight (but deliciously kooky) storyline and truly sensational line drawings, this is another Eric Vale winner from Michael Gerard Bauer.

The addition of Eric's Secret Agent Derek 'Danger' Dale comic strips are genius and add extra hilarity to the plot. Kids will love the non-stop action and dry humour--maybe almost as much as I did.

Don't miss the other books in the series - Eric Vale: Epic Fail and Eric Vale: Super Male. You can see our review of Epic Fail here.

Title: Eric Vale: Off the Rails
Author: Michael Gerard Bauer
Illustrator: Joe Bauer
Publisher: Omnibus, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 August 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781862919945
For ages: 7 - 11
Type: Junior Fiction

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