23 April 2020

Review - Slime

by David Walliams

What they say: The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams – a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.


This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all – Aunt Greta Greed!

Something needs to be done about them.
But who could be brave enough?
Meet Ned – an extraordinary boy with a special power. 


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What I say: I'm a big kid when it comes to DW books! Every child I know seems to love playing with slime. DW has tapped into their minds and written another brilliantly mad, fun and hilarious story with Ned and Slime!

As with every DW book there is a deeper meaning, a sense of righting a wrong and championing the underdog and why not?! DW is always so on the mark with representation and diversity, he manages to confront issues but in a way children will comprehend and can dream they too can overcome adversity and be the hero of their own story. He also pokes fun at some of his own stereotypes - Raj the newsagent?!

I loved seeing Ned's and Jemima's relationship change as Ned finds his courage and has one heck of an adventure. Jemima becomes a better sister and Slime is well fab! Slime reminded me of a modern-day Mary Poppins (it makes sense when you read it).

The illustrations are fab and I'm looking out for a Walliamson dictionary - Keep up the the good work DW!

5 Stars in my Sky!


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