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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Review: Derek Dool Supercool: Going Viral (Book #2)

Derek Dool is super cool. Well, at least he thinks he is. And he’s determined to prove it to the world. 

In Bust a Move, Derek was set on proving he was the best dancer at the school disco. 

In Going Viral, Derek is determined to prove he’s an internet star AND prove he is more of an internet star then his nemesis Carmichael Cruz.

Set against the backdrop of the upcoming garlic festival, Derek has only a couple of days to create a video that goes more viral than Cruz’s does. 

But making funny or cute or dramatic things happen on camera isn’t as easy as he thought it would be. And the garlic festival, and the whole town’s involvement in it, keep getting in the way of Derek and his masterpiece video. 

Can Derek go viral in time?

The Derek Dool series is fun, silly and funny — a perfect combination for kids who like their books to entertain and stir up a laugh. 

These books are seriously all about the fun. With bonus chapters, dad jokes throughout and funky black and white illustrations, they’re for kids looking for an easy and entertaining read that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Reluctant readers (particularly boys) will love this series. It got action, adventure, humour and mystery — something for everyone.

The only question that remains is… what will Derek do next?

Title: Derek Dool Supercool: Going Viral
Author: Adrian Beck
Illustrator: Scott Edgar
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $14.99 
Publication Date: 4 August 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760892968
For ages: 7 - 11
Type: Junior Fiction