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Sunday, 17 February 2013

The Odds Strike Back by Adam Perrott

The Odds Strike Back - The Odds 2
Have you ever fallen flat on your face when you're carrying an ice cream? Or put down a drink, gone back to get it and it's nowhere to be seen? That's the Odds at work! A family of Professional Pranksters who delight in playing the most rib-tickling tricks on the townspeople of Trott. This time, the Odds face inspection by the Head Prankster to ensure they're still up to their meddling best. But the new man who'll be doing it is none other than Mr Nobody, sworn enemy of Mr Odd! This calls for a spectacular pranking plan...

This is the second book in the series about The Odds, a family of professional pranksters, created by Adam Perrott. I reviewed the first book in the series, The Odds, previously on this blog and loved it. This, the second in the series, continues the fantastic series and is as good, if not better, than its predecessor.

The Odds Strike Back finds the odds being inspected by the Head Prankster, who is Mr Odd's arch enemy. Their fate seems to be in trouble when Mr Odd looses his memory, will his family be able to prank the world and the inspector adequately to be allowed to keep their 'jobs'?

This is a great read which will keep children laughing throughout the book - there are constant pranks and humour throughout the book, which children will love. Probably not the best book to share as part of a relaxing bedtime routine but is one which will keep a child's interest throughout the whole book and will encourage them to read just one more chapter before putting it away for next time.

The story is again accompanied by the fantastic illustrations of Tom McLaughlin who captures the pranks perfectly in his illustrations.

Thank you to the publishers, Stripes Publishing, for sending me this book to review - I look forward in anticipation to see what The Odds get up to next time!

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