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Friday, 27 February 2015

Review: Johnny Danger DIY Spy

On-line, Johnny has created the alter ego he has dreamed of becoming. In this other world he fights villains, kills ninjas, fights the baddies and is an adolescent spy of great proportions; a Bond-like figure. He has invented gadgets, cars and secret weapons to equal those of his hero. He even wears a tuxedo when role-playing.

Dr Disaster is an evil genius, a mummy’s boy determined to excel in villainy and rule the world through blackmail, extortion and threats. He has invented the most sophisticated computer virus, which will be the means to implement his plan.

When the Queen’s speech is sabotaged by Dr Disaster’s Anagramatrix, and Justin Beiber’s lyrics have the same fate, MI6 turns to new blood and Johnny Danger’s fictional claims, to solve their problem. But there is a condition - a spy partner.

Will his clever and highly qualified spy companion Penelope Pounds uncover the truth about Johnny? If so, this adventure can end badly for Johnny Danger and the devious deception he has created.

This is a fast-paced read full of adventure, challenges and unbelievable action. The characters are outrageously daring, imaginative and wicked. Fans of Zac Power and his endless stream of gadgets and inventions will love this new character and all the traps he falls in and out of. He’s unstoppable, unpredictable and determined to become the spy he has created.

You can watch a video teaser for Johnny Danger DIY Spy on YouTube.

Title: Johnny Danger D.I.Y. Spy: Failure is Not an Option
Author: Peter Millett
Illustrator: Bruno Herfst
Publisher: Puffin Penguin, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 25 February 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143308560
For ages: 9+
Type: Junior Fiction

1 comment:

  1. My daughter aged 7 came home today and said they are reading this at school. She has found it disturbing and scarey. Admittedly she does tend to scare / worry easily. Just reading above review, looks fine, maybe she's too young for it (age noted). Be interested to hear what others think. I've never read it.

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