Sunday 23 February 2014

Andy & Terry Do It Again

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton have almost taken over the entire kids section at our local bookshop.

Everywhere I look - Just Joking! Psychotic Bums from Uranus! Slime and Treehouses! School yard humour and cows that kapow!

And now a range of colourful rhyming books for younger readers.

Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred is basically a chase and rescue drama with as many "ed" words as possible, including a couple of long shots ..."para-chut-ed" and "plumm-et-ed"!

The Cat, the Rat & the Baseball Bat reminded me of the Itchy & Scratchy segments on The Simpsons or an old Tom & Jerry cartoon!

A chase scene evolves into the chasee becoming the chaser with some violent comic book style resolutions complete with floating stars circling around their head.

Andy G, Terry D, the Brave Tea-Lady and the Evil Bee is a longer story with cumulative, repetitive elements as more people are being chased by the bee.

Brave Dave is one of the new editions to this early reader series.

Dave is a blokey, ocker kind of Aussie guy who's not afraid of anything. He fights crocs, rescues tree'd cats & catches bank robbers, just to name a few! But Dave is scared of the dark and turns to his mum for help.

Big Fat Cows is a simple, easy to read rhyming book with just a few words per page. This book is very reminiscent of Dr Seuss with "cows in space, cows in boats & cows in skirts..."!

The kids certainly seem to be attracted to the new coloured covers, but all five books have been instant hits in our neck of the woods.

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