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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Review: Anders and the Comet

It’s time for the school holidays and Anders has a homework task to complete during the break – writing a report on all the activities he enjoys while he is away from school. Anders, Eden and their new friend Bernie fill the days with so many amazing adventures that writing the report is easy!

Anders and the Comet is a wonderful cartoon-style adventure story sure to delight young school-aged readers, who will relate to Ander’s dismay at being given a homework assignment to complete over the school holidays.

Anders, Eden and Bernie enjoy all the usual holidays activities: outings with their parents, playing video games and playing at the local park and simply having fun with friends. Together, they explore their local park and discover the secret behind the myth of the Green Grabber as well as finding a wonderful new pet, Skip, who can do some amazingly unexpected tricks.

This easy-to-read book reminds children that friendship and imagination can lead to wonderful adventures. I’m sure that Anders will inspire many children to create their own comic book stories filled with adventures both real and imagined. The book also promotes some very positive messages about friendship such as including others, encouraging your friends and working together to solve problems.

Anders and the Comet is the first book in a new junior fiction series by author and illustrator Gregory Mackay. You can watch a book trailer for Anders and the Comet here or learn how to draw Anders here.

Title: Anders and the Comet
Author/Illustrator: Gregory Mackay
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $12.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2nd January 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760111151
For ages: 6-9
Type: Junior Fiction

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