Thursday, 31 October 2019

Christmas Giveaway: Hannah The Spanner Children's Book (sent for review)

We were sent Hannah The Spanner And The Trip To The Moon for review and the publishers are offering one of my readers a copy for themselves in my Christmas Present Giveaways. A big, bold children's book set in a world where just about anything seems possible, it's a great tale for independent readers or for reading together...

....and it's definitely not the sort of thing that normally happens on a Thursday.


Hannah is an ordinary schoolgirl living in a town like yours, but she can't help having adventures. What starts out as a normal morning at school becomes very interesting when her class go on a trip to visit local inventor, Professor Groves.

Hannah The Spanner children's storybook review text example inside double page spread

Professor Groves has built a rocket to go to space, but hasn't quite finished it yet. He has however installed the big green button which makes it 'go'. You can maybe guess what happens next...

It turns out the moon isn't uninhabited after all...

Hannah The Spanner and the trip to the moon children's book review

Hannah The Spanner is lots of fun. It's funny and written in a tongue-in-cheek way that made my 9 and 11 year old boys grin. Everything that happens is either completely mundane and normal, or massively larger than life and extraordinary. That mix is great - a kind of Mighty Boosh for kids.

The writing style is very accessible to children. The illustrations are big, bright and bold, with lots of expression in the faces of the characters. Hannah The Spanner has a really modern feel, yet in many ways it's the same humour as The Beano - tried and tested and entertaining children since before your Grandparents were born..

Special mention to the work experience students who spent the entire trip looking for signal to post selfies and Tweet #goingtothemoon. So believable, and very funny...


Hannah The Spanner And The Trip To The Moon is written and illustrated by Stuart Simmonds and Bill Greenhead, who together created StuHead Publishing. Glossy large format paperback with 42 pages. Available now from all good bookshops rrp £7.99. There are several other books in the series now too. Amazon affiliate links below:


StuHead Publishing have kindly offered one of my readers a copy of Hannah The Spanner And The Trip To The Moon as a Christmas Present. Entry to the sweepstake giveaway is by Gleam form below. If you are new to Gleam there's a link to help, plus all of my other Christmas Present Giveaways on my Giveaways Page

The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday December 1st and it is open to UK entrants only. Full terms and conditions at the bottom of the Gleam giveaway form.

Christmas Giveaway: Hannah The Spanner Children's Story Book

We were sent our copy of Hannah The Spanner And The Trip To The Moon for review. Amazon links are affiliate, so I earn a few pence towards my own spaceship if you buy through my link, but you don't pay any extra. 

25 comments:

  1. I would have loved to go to the deepest ocean!

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  2. I'd have loved a school trip to Vesuvius as a kid! It was always somewhere I wanted to visit. But last week I finally got to see it in real life!

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  3. The world's biggest or most interesting library, I loved reading then and I love it now

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  4. Amazon rainforest- imagine the views

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  5. I would have love to go to the Great Wall Of China

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  6. New Zealand would have been fantastic!

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  7. I'd have loved New York, so many kids seem to actually go there on school trips now, it's crazy!

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  8. Robert Mark Ward2 November 2019 at 12:10

    The Natural History Museum.

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  9. i would have loved to go to a seaworld

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  10. I would have love to have visited Iceland!

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  11. Japan would have been interesting x

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  12. The Tower of London and the various museums would have been a fab school trip/holiday!

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  13. I'd have loved to go on a skiing holiday during school - before I developed that sense of fear!!

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  14. A day trip to London, visiting all the sites

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  15. I would have loved to go to London as a child

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  16. Anywhere would have been great but I would have loved to go to a city as we were rural kids and it would have been so different.

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  17. Chester Zoo many years ago where I was lifted up by an elephant

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  18. I’d have loved to explore the deep blue sea, I was always fascinated with the ocean at school

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