Saturday 23 February 2013

Gorgeous George & The Giant Geriatric Generator Book Review

Along with Anisha's Adventure's In Bangladesh (read my review of the book here) we was also sent Gorgeous George & The Giant Geriatric Generator book also from My Little Big Town, the synopsis starts off with, bogies, baddies, bagpipes and bums! Farting, false teeth and lots of fun! Spud was instantly drawn in with the word 'bogies and 'farting'.
George witnesses something rather disturbing from his bedroom window late one night. People are disappearing fast and no one seems to care. Why are the people of Little Pumpington so miserable? Why has his evil teacher started smelling of wee? Why is Mr Watt so fat? Why does Mr Jolly the Janitor collect hundreds of pairs of false teeth in a cupboard in his workshop? And what will happen when mad Kenny sticks two crayons up his nose?

During detention George discovers a secret stash of soggy tea-bags and a hundred boxes of broken biscuits hidden in a mysterious tunnel beneath the school. Can Gorgeous George (who’s not really gorgeous at all) solve these mysteries with the help of his Grandpa Jock, the wild-haired ginger Scotsman before Grandpa Jock deafens the whole town with his bagpipes? 
A fantastic read for anyone who loves funny, exciting and sometimes a little gross children’s books. Equally enjoyable for adults as it is for children. Gorgeous George & The Giant Geriatric Generator is the first children’s book from author Stuart Reid. Featuring over 50 charming and humorous illustrations by UK artist Calvin Innes.
The chapters in the book are generally quite short, along with the paragraphs which are mainly 4-5 lines long apart from the odd few which are a bit longer. The book is suitable for a reading age of 9+ but that didn't mean I couldn't read it to Spud, we are only up to chapter 8 at the moment but already the book has had Spud in fits of laughter. Spud moan's that there is not enough pictures but laughs at the ones that are illustrated by Calvin Innes. 
I will admit, for me being the real girly girl I am, the book has even made me laugh out loud at times,  so for it to appeal to me, I am sure the book will appeal to younger girls as well as boys! The book is 288 pages long but me and Spud are already on page 97 ready to start chapter 11, because the paragraphs and chapters are quite short, along with the illustrated pictures, it has only took us 3 nights to get to where we are.
Gorgeous Geoge & The Giant Geriatric Generator is available to buy with a suggested RRP of £7.99 from online book stores Amazon, WHSmiths and directly from My Little Big Town Publishing.
To find out more about Little Big Town publishers check out the official website here.

Until next time,
Jade x


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