Agent Harrier: This Book Will Self-Destruct

Agent Harrier: This Book Will Self-Destruct

By Author / Illustrator

Ben Sanders


Comics & Graphic Novels

Age range(s)



Little Tiger Press




Paperback / softback




This book will explode in 5 minutes. NO TIME TO LOSE! Agent Harrier must follow the red wire and defuse the bomb before it's too late. Will our canine spy extraordinaire save everyone from being blasted to smithereens? And just WHO planted the wretched bomb in the first place?! Be careful not to bark up the wrong tree, Harrier - it looks like something very fishy could be *ahem* apaw . . .

This stylish graphic novel is a funny, punny twist on the traditional spy caper. The first in a series by award-winning illustrator Ben Sanders (Clive Penguin), it's perfect for early readers transitioning from picture books.



This Book Will Self-Destruct is a vibrant, engaging graphic novel which will be a huge hit with independent readers. The illustrations throughout the book use only the bold colours of black, red and white, which are a huge hook and draw the reader into the story.

In true spy form, follow Agent Harrier as he carries out a mission to defuse a bomb. Will he be able to identify and catch the culprit before it's too late? As the tale unfolds with many twists and turns, readers will be engaged by the humour and will naturally be making predictions on what is to come.

A great book to encourage expression and provide experience of suspense, with a huge cliffhanger at the end! What is coming next?

64 pages / Reviewed by Maria Faithorn, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 7+


Agent Harrier: This Book Will Self-Destruct is a read alone book rather than a read-aloud, due to its stylish graphic novel format. The story is short and accessible, making it a good option for those children who are beginning to become more confident readers and who are looking for slightly more advanced text, but who are not quite ready to make the leap to longer chapter books.

It follows the antics of the canine spy Agent Harrier who has been given orders to stop the book from exploding. The humour in the book appealed to our Year Two children (ages 6+) for the word play, for example when Harrier begins conversing with the narrator. This is a clever strategy used by the author to draw the reader into the story and our older children enjoyed the interactive element of this.

Left on a cliff-hanger, with lots of unanswered questions, the children are looking forward to reading Agent Harrier's next mission.

64 pages / Reviewed by Samantha Hughes, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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