Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Uncle Gus the Garden Gnome by Jackie French

Tom has a happy family.  It's a bit different, but they don't mind.  His father is a bogeyman who wears a cape and makes horrendous noises to scare people.  His mother is a tooth fairy.  Uncle Gus is a garden gnome.  If you think that's strange, the pet next door is a sabre-toothed tiger!

Harper Collins and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 3rd, so make sure to grab a copy then.

This story is a hoot!  Tom is in love with a ghost but there's a girl at school that wants him to take her to a dance.  He knows he can't take his ghost friend so he doesn't want to go at all.  He's definitely not going to ask Grizella to go even if she is the best looking girl in school who gets everything she wants from her mom, a very powerful witch.  When he definitely says no, she sics her mom on him with a bad luck spell.

You won't believe what kind of bad luck happens.  For example, have you ever had chocolate chip cookies with bat droppings instead of chips?  There's much more that happens and it's all equally disgusting.  Young ones will love this, especially the boys.

Poor Tom.  What's he to do?  When Grizella tells him WHY she wants him to take her to the dance, he finally gets an idea.

This was a fun read.  Lots of silly stuff, plenty of action and excitement and a fun tale about life.  I'd read more in this series.  I love to laugh.

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