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Review: The Super-Sonic Submarine by Angie Lake

Series: Danny Dingle’s Fantastic Finds #2danny-dingles-fantastic-finds

Title: The Super-Sonic Submarine

Author: Angie Lake

Illustrator: Shanith MM

Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing

Published: June 23rd, 2016

Pages: 240

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This middle grade reader is packed with many things that will certainly appeal to even the most reluctant readers – secrets, humour, bodily functions, camping and even a raft race. It stars two best friends, Danny and Percy, and tells of their adventures as they join the Scouts. Danny is the narrator of the story and Percy is his forever being sick sidekick. Together the two get up to some awesome antics. Get ready for their first venture to scout camp in an anything but sunny Scotland, with their inept Scout leader, Mr Geoffrey. Discover why he likes to set them on peeling potatoes! Journey to visit the secret hideout of a super spy and enter a competition to create a raft. Their rival and enemy, Gareth Trumpshaw, has also joined the scouts – but a different group – so it is even more important that the duo win!

The story is filled with farts and sick, males who seem incapable of doing anything right, and Danny’s Mum who definitely is in charge. The other female characters are also strong and admirable including a lady lorry driver who is a rally winner and friends who are competent and not at all wimpy – political correctness rules!

The book is illustrated throughout, even some words are highlighted by their presentation as drawings. The vocabulary used, presentation and story line are likely to appeal to children and the length of the book makes it an entertaining read (probably for an hour or so). It also includes missions for readers to complete after reading the book and these could prove lots of additional fun.

Definitely a fun filled story worth checking out by teachers and parents of middle grade readers, probably appealing to children around 9 years old of either gender.

Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review.

Synopsis

Danny Dingle, our favourite AMAZING super-inventor, is back and this time he’s joining the SCOUTS! (Everyone knows that stands for Spy Club Only for Ultra-Terrific Spies, don’t they?)

Faced with the perilous prospect of a camping trip in ‘Sunny’ Scotland, can Danny and Percy save the day?

And more importantly, could Danny be building the coolest super-sonic submarine EVER? Read this action packed book to find out!

Keep your eyes peeled for book number three: The Jet of Justice!

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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