In this book, the first in the series, a puppy called Streak is dognapped (?) and two spiders help in trying to rescue him once they spot a little twolegs (a girl) crying about. The puppy belongs to a butcher called Mr Penfold (Dangermouse? Who didn't love that cartoon?) And so another mystery happens in Chichester. It's another fun, mysterious novel by Christopher Joyce with some cute characters and innovative ideas such as how the animals speak to each other - reminds me of my slugs, though my slugs speak rather naturally and don't 'spink'. I would highly recommend it for your young slugs.
Jason Ellis has written a quite wonderful character in Amelia, one in which I think a lot of girls will identify with. Strong, brave yet sometimes unsure and confused, very real traits. She goes on a fantastic and elaborate journey and meets her evil twin! We all have one. I had one until my slugs and I managed to eradicate him. This is the first in the series and sets off at a terrific pace. My slugs and I are already looking forward to the others.
This is a rather novel and mad story as two twin hamsters witness a burglary then set out to solve it along with some fellow creatures - no slugs. Whilst out there's a fire and their home, a pub, is burnt down. Luckily their child owner is saved but his mother has gone missing! The hamsters then try to solve this mystery too. Of course, if they had enlisted the help of slugs then it would've been solved within a jiffy. This is a marvellous story full of twists and suspense - whoever thought that hamsters could be this smart? Could they give my slugs a run for their money? No. Along with bees, a ladybird and the wonderful setting of Chichester, it's a fun story and well worth getting.
Choosing books worthy enough to be read and reviewed by Elias Zapple.