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Series: Danny Dingle’s Fantastic Finds
Title: The Jet of Justice by Angie Lake
Author: Angie Lake
Illustrator: Shanith MM
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Published: September 7th, 2017
What a delightful book for youngsters who are becoming more confident readers but aren’t quite ready for more challenging chapter books. It has brilliant illustrations and is packed with humour, jokes and mischief. It will definitely appeal to children who enjoy story with ‘toilet humour’. Danny’s Dad is also an inventor and, throughout the story, is getting Danny and his friends to test his products – usually intended to enable them to produce the world’s biggest fart! This is a recurring theme throughout the story.
It is the Summer Holidays and Danny is sent off to summer camp with his pet – a toad called SuperDog. Typically for Danny this isn’t anything like a normal summer camp as the participants are encouraged to develop survival skills, including catching their own food. Danny’s arch enemy, Gareth, is involved, too, in both the Camp and Jet making. This is the sort of story that will appeal to a wide range of children, including some more reluctant readers. The story is engaging, the humour had me laughing out loud and there are some additional games and activities suggested after the end of the story that children may well also enjoy, encouraging them to make things for themselves and SuperDog as well as playing games.
I suspect this story will particularly appeal to children aged 7-9 years old, though older children (and adults) may also enjoy it. The author uses a variety of font sizes and styles to add to the appeal of the presentation. The illustrations are highly appropriate, enhancing the humour and appeal throughout the story. I can’t wait to read more in this series in future and have no hesitation in highly recommending it for anyone who is ready to move on from picture books to more verbose texts. I definitely recommend teachers and parents to check it out!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
It’s the summer holidays – AT LAST. Now Danny Dingle can be a full-time super-inventor without boring, pointless school getting in the way. HURRAH!!! With a sci fi convention and a flying machine competition on the horizon, Danny and Percy are desperate to finally get noticed by Metal Face. But Mum is plotting against them at every turn. (Trust her to want a summer of peace and quiet!) Suddenly only one question is important: is summer camp as HORRIBLE as it sounds?