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Sunday 25 September 2016

Review: Tom Topp and the Great Adventure Swap

Tom Topp has great plans for the weekend. His three older brothers are all going to be doing really cool things — Eddie is going ice-skating, Henry is going waterskiing, and Rusty is going hiking. The problem is choosing which one of them to go with.

Actually, no, that's not the problem. The problem is that he has a broken leg so he can't go with any of them. No matter how hard he tries to persuade his mother and brothers that he could manage, they're adamant that he won't be going ice-skating, waterskiing or hiking any time soon.

Instead, Tom gets to go shopping with his mother ... Ugh ...

But things don't always work out how you expect, and perhaps it's Tom who's going to have the biggest adventure of all!

This is a fast-paced, easy-to-read story that newly confident readers will love. Tom is an endearing character, and the situations he finds himself in are sufficiently crazy that a young audience will be laughing out loud as they wonder what he's going to get up to next.

Title: Tom Topp and the Great Adventure Swap
Author: Lisa Limbrick
Illustrator: Jemima Trappel
Publisher: Wombat Books, $9.99
Publication Date: September 2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925139754
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Fiction