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Challenge Check-In #2

Challenge Check-In #2

It’s time for the Summer Reading Challenge check-in!

This week we’re feeling…MISCHIEVOUS!

If you’ve read a book by Roald Dahl, you’ll know that he had a great sense of humour and could think up the most dastardly tricks!

From the terrible Mr and Mrs Twit playing pranks on each other, to George mixing up his Marvellous Medicine for his unsuspecting Grandma, there’s plenty of mischief to be found in a Dahl story.

Here are some more books featuring mischief makers that you might like to borrow from your library this summer…

Aunt Amelia by Rebecca Cobb
When Mum and Dad go away for the night, Aunt Amelia comes to look after one very cross little girl and boy. They do NOT want to be looked after and, even worse, Mum has left a list of boring instructions. But Aunt Amelia turns out to be rather different from expected…and a LOT more fun!

Captain Chip Tinkle said: I thought this was funny and I will recommend to give and share to people.

Izzy the Invisible by Louise Gray & Laura Ellen Anderson
Eight-year-old Izzy is more curious, playful and clumsy than her serious, grown-up sister Carrie. In fact Izzy is much more like Gran, an eccentric scientist who has a house full of weird and wonderful pets. But when one of Gran’s experiments backfires, Izzy discovers that she has the ability to become invisible!

Queen Pansy Bottlenose said: It is fun and exciting. If you like adventures it will be perfect

Evil Emperor Penguin by Laura Ellen Anderson
Far away in the icy wastes of Antarctica lives a warm and cuddly, kind-hearted penguin who only wants to do good in the world…NOT! This is no ordinary penguin! This is…EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN! And he wants to take over the world!

Baron Natty Teabag said: I love this book, as it is really funny and also exciting! I thoroughly recommend this book!

Danger is Still Everywhere: Beware of the Dog! by David O’Doherty & Chris Judge

Docter Noel is facing his most terrifying situation EVER – a little dog called Napkin has come to stay. That may not sound particularly dangerous, but every POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows the only safe pet is a pet rock. So now Docter Noel is hiding in a wardrobe while Napkin wreaks havoc around the Dangerzone.

Dona Ursula Armadillo said: This book is probably one of the funniest I’ve ever read

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