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Monday 4 October 2021

Review: Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories

Looking for a new series of books similar to The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then this book is for you. Bestselling author Jeff Kinney introduces us to Rowley Jefferson and his Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories.

If you love the dark and being scared, then prepare to laugh out loud and be terrified at the same time as you encounter vampires, zombies and ghosts.

These comical, rollicking stories evolve from Rowley Jefferson’s vivid imagination. With over 14 stories featured in this instalment you will certainly be entertained while there is an underlying message we can all learn from.

One of the characters in the stories is Rowan, who discovers his hairy chest and uses hair remover only to discover a well-kept family secret.

Then there is Jasper, the town prankster who wakes up, only to realise he was dead? Did that mean he was a ghost?

Great Aunt Fannie who was mistakenly burned alive by her greedy relatives. Just because they simply wanted her out the way so they could watch the big game on her huge TV. They are in for a surprise!

Along with these hair-raising stories, are hilarious black and white illustrations which will capture children’s attention. Kinney has created an easy to read collection of short stories that are full of black humour and scary things. Perfect for reluctant readers.

Title: Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories
Author/Illustrator: Jeff Kinney
Penguin Australia, $14.99
Publication Date: 16 March 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781761043956
For Ages: 6 - 9
Type: Junior Fiction