Hamish and the Neverpeople

Hamish and the Neverpeople

Hamish and the Neverpeople
Danny Wallace

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books

ISBN 9781471123917

Nobody knows it yet, but the people of Earth are in big, big trouble. Like - HUGE trouble. Oh, come on, where's your imagination? Double what you're thinking! And it's all got to do with a shadowy figure, an enormous tower, some sinister monsters, huge clanking and thundering metal oddballs, and people who are just like you... but not like you at all. Luckily Hamish and the PDF are around to help save the day! Aren't they??

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Hamish and the Neverpeople4/5

Hamish and the Neverpeople

Danny Wallace

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Hamish and his friends are back in action again! Having saved the world once, they now need to face a new threat. Something strange is happening. When the Prime Minister comes to Starkley (one of Britain's most boring towns) to film an episode of Question Me Silly, he suddenly announces to the nation, 'I really like my little blue pants'. Hamish notices a strange blank look in the Prime Minister's eyes and realises something is wrong. It's time for the PDF (Pause Defence Force) to swing into action! This is a very funny, very readable book that will appeal to younger readers looking for a longer read, older readers looking for a quicker read and everybody in between! Full of jokes and word play, the story moves at a pleasing pace and keeps you laughing throughout. What I particularly liked about this book were the characters. Hamish is essentially a very 'normal' little boy- he misses his dad; he has worries; he has good friends. He is a hero because he wants to do the right thing even though it is not easy for him. Alice is an excellent friend, supportive and feisty- and 'always prepared!'. Hamish's family are also appealing personalities - I share many of his mother's worries! (Or so my son would tell you!) & A fun read with plenty of humour and plenty of action - and someone else who struggles to spell tarquise/torkoyz- a sort of aquamarine colour!

Reviewed by: Sue Wilsher