Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Book Review: Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve

Genre:Children's Middle Grade Fantasy
Published by:Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date:7/22/2014
Format:Digital Review Copy


When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail to find them with some new friends. There’s a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are more exciting and strange than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad?
For early chapter book readers who are ready for something longer, the Not-So-Impossible Tales are packed with silly humor, action, and larger-than-life fun.

My Thoughts

Oliver just wants a normal life instead of the one his explorer parents fill with adventures at every turn and he's finally getting what he asked for. Well, that is until his parents get kidnapped by an island, yes I said island, sea monkeys, and a power hungry kid. Full of imagination and seawigs (what's a seawig you ask? well guess you'll have to read it to find out) this book is brilliantly cute. Perfect for kids 7-10, depending on individual reading ability, this chapter book has imaginative and engaging paragraphs and amazing illustrations to go right along with it. Highly recommend!

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