Trouble With Mummies, children’s review.

 

Here is a review of Trouble with Mummies from an awesome team of children who were given an advance copy.  Sadly, I can’t work out how to load up their terrific drawings which is a shame, they really enhance the review – but perhaps you can imagine them.

 

“Here Comes Trouble!

Watch out history fans, here’s the troublesome team…Bert, Izzy, Scarlett , Jess
and Dan to mess up your time line.
They are 10 and 11 year olds with a passion for the past! They adore ancient
adventures, fascinating facts, but their chronology is crummy!
Read and Review Questions
“Did you like the book?”
“It was really funny and full of
adventure.”
“It had interesting facts about
history. ”
“I liked the little skirmishes between the tribes best of all.”
“I could see every moment in my head. The author makes you feel like you’re in the book.
Only a really good author can make you feel that! ”
“The ending was so unexpected – it made me want to read on.”
“The characters start out as everyday people but turn into heroes – this was really cool!”
“It was funny when Mum came in wearing a small black beard!”
“Did it remind you of any other book you have read?”
“It reminded me of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, full of historical mythology.”
“It reminded me of Horrible History Books – lots of historical adventures.”
“It reminded me of the film ‘Night at the Museum, because in it lots of the ancient people and animals come alive and fight!”
“It reminded me of Phillip Pullman’s ‘Northern Lights’, because a modern world gets turned upside down and pulled backwards in time!”
“I thought the book was unique – there is nothing like it!”
“It’s unique – it’s like modern Vs old!”
“ Was it an easy book to read?
“Yes – very easy because it was so exciting – you can’t put it down!.”
“It had great descriptive sentences, so you could see everything in your mind.”
“The language is not too sophisticated.”
“It’s not too long to read.”
“Did you like/dislike the characters in the book?”
“Henry is funny and a bit crazy, as he is loyal to his goat!”
“I love Lucy the goat!”
“I did, because all of them were really funny and did strange things!”
“Miss Primrose is a basket of kittens, however she turns into an Aztec that
collects hearts!”
“I really like Ursula, she’s usually bored with life, but suddenly she gets
wrapped up in the adventure!”
“I liked the characters – I felt I could relate to them.”
“I liked how all the families were different.”
“Sam is the boss of the group, but he gets pulled like a tug of war rope, because his two friends don’t like each other. He’s like Sam from Lord of The Rings – torn between Rosie and Frodo.”
“The characters are really brave and heroic.”
“My favourite character is Ursula, because she is always filming things, even if it’s not a good time. I wonder if she has a You Tube account?”
“Do you think it was written for someone of your age?”
“Yes, because it’s not a very long book and maybe the three main characters (Sam, Ursula and Henry) could be my age.”
“It certainly helps if you know about the history of Aztecs, Romans, Cavemen etc.”
“I think 10, 11, 12 year olds would really appreciate the book.”
“Is there anything else you’d like to say?”
“We think that the ideal reader will like: history, fantasy, epic battles, action, comedy, pyramids, goats and beards – NO ROMANCE!!!
“Fleur Hitchcock could write a sequel set in a futuristic school, where children
get daily uploads through USB ports inside their brains and check their e-mails!”
“We think that Fleur Hitchcock could write another story about a parallel world where time goes backwards.”
“We would like this in an e-book edition.”
“It would make a great movie.”
“The great description means that you don’t need illustrations.”
“A giant well done to the author!”
“This book has inspired me to read more historical and fantasy books and write stories like it!”
“I would definitely recommend it to other people to read.”
“This book is awesome!”

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