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Monday, 15 June 2015

Review: King Karl (The Odd Squad #3)

Life is pretty much drama as usual in Nick’s world. His gran (Memaw) decides a pet monkey will be her carer when she becomes wheelchair bound, his friend Karl is lured into a secret society that has to spell trouble and Nick is told he will fail maths unless he shows his work.

With the usual comedy of error scenarios including an identical backpack switch, the case of the missing plunger, and another life or death situation, you can’t go wrong with The Odd Squad: King Karl.

Micheal Fry’s cartoons are irresistible. Even if you’re not into reading, the illustrations lure you in so that you’re scanning words without realising it. This is currently the last known book in The Odd Squad series but I’m really, really hoping Michael Fry has another illustrated middle reader series out soon.

Title: King Karl (The Odd Squad #3)
Author/Illustrator: Michael Fry
Publisher: Faber & Faber, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781700018342
For ages: 7 - 11
Type: Junior Fiction

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