Have you ever been kidnapped by pirates in the middle of the night and forced to walk the Greasy Pole of Certain Death?
Or challenged a giant grizzly bear to a milk-drinking contest?
Or gone on a dangerous quest in search of mysterious treasure?
What’s that? You haven’t?
Then the unlikely adventures of Mabel Jones are almost certainly too exciting, thrilling and terrifying for you. Put this book down at once!*
*Not really – I just have to say that in case any grown-ups are reading. Luckily this writing is too small for their old eyes to see properly. What you should really do is start reading this book immediately because it will make you laugh so hard that chips will come down your nose.
How did I get the book? I bought it as the Bath Children’s Literature Festival
Review: This book is perfect for all ages. It works as a book to read to young kids, it works as book for children to read (because they’ll think its brilliant) and it works for grown-ups because it’s so much fun. That’s FUN with CAPITALS.
Mabel Jones has done performed the deed and thus ended up being kidnapped by the crew of The Feroshus Maggot. Her only chance of getting home is helping the captain, it’s also the only way she won’t get thrown overboard.
Will Mabbit tells us Mabel’s adventure is a wonderful way, I loved the way he engaged with the reader. This is partly why I think this book would be so great to read out loud. The other is because just imagine the voices for the pirates you could do!
So yes, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones my first major book endorsement for 2016.