Tuesday 24 January 2017

Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Metal-Mobile (7+ Book Review)

Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Metal-Mobile is the first in a series of books written by Angie Lake and illustrated by Suruchi Sati and Shanith MM, and published by Sweet Cherry Publishing. Aimed at independent readers aged around 7-8+, it is very quirky, and a great read for any child who is just becoming confident reading alone.

Our hero Danny (aka Experimental Face) intends to be the super secret spy assistant to the world's best superhero, Metal Face, when he grows up. Metal Face doesn't yet exist, so Danny and his mate Percy spend their time preparing by conducting scientific experiments... like seeing how loud a fart is if you are sitting on concrete, or how to save an egg from smashing when it's launched into the air.

Although this is a long book for a 7 year old at 240 pages, it's not daunting because each page has small, manageable chunks of text with lots of different fonts and styles, and is peppered with images of all different sizes. It's quite a relaxed, cartoon or comic book style that appeals very much to newer or reluctant readers.

My 8 year old loved it! He took it away with us for our weekend in Altrincham, reading before sleep and in the early morning, and he finished it! My 6 1/2 year old is now enjoying it just as much. They have chatted and laughed together about the storyline - my 8 year old repeatedly saying "I won't tell you what happens because I don't want to spoil it!".

If  you sign up to the Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds Website you'll receive a free activity pack, and the first 500 people to share the website with 5 friends who register will win a copy of Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds: The Metal-Mobile. You'll have to be quick!

Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds:  The Metal-Mobile is available to buy now in 240 page glossy paperback. The rrp is £6.99, currently on offer at Boolino.
Book 2 - The Super-Sonic Submarine, is also currently £4.89.

We were sent our copy for review.

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