No. That is not me doing an impression of Dr Brunswick from the fabulous Alex and the Wigpowder Treasure though I know it could seem that it was. It’s a happy coincidence though. I’d completely forgotten about buying the pirate fancy dress kit (and trying it on and being photographed in it) and only stumbled upon it yesterday, which, was about the same time as I thought I’d mention the book on here. Lucky, huh?
Alex and the Wigpowder Treasure by Adrienne Kress is brilliant. It’s fun, sad, exciting, intelligent and so, so readable. It also features an Extremely Ginormous Octopus, hidden treasure, pirates, evil old ladies and… I’ll stop there. Don’t want to spoil it for you. But what more could you want? I doubt there are many children out there who won’t enjoy it. Check it out!
I’d also like to say a BIG HELLO to Meg and Sam of Tunbridge Wells.
Right. I think I shall go for a walk now.