By Author / Illustrator
Mystery & Detective
Firefly Press Ltd
Paperback / softback
Rita Jeffries is two years old, alone and on the run! She may be a toddler, but she has the mind (and attitude) of a teenager. She knows something's not right, but she's still surprised when her parents disappear and a sinister clown and an ice-cream van seem to be hunting her down... It will take all Rita's cunning and resourcefulness, as well as a cat flap, a mobility scooter and a reluctant teenage sidekick, to defeat an evil conspiracy and a crazy genius villain.
Little Horror is the new hilarious debut by Daniel Peak. This book is reminiscent of Boss Baby and draws on a gripping, fast-paced adventure with a feisty heroine. The story has a plot that takes many twists and turns but will ultimately make you laugh out loud. Rita Jeffrey is no ordinary baby; she may only be two years old but she has the mind and attitude of a teenager. Rita may be new to walking but she knows when something is not quite right.
When visiting Funky Tots nursey one day, she meets a sinister clown-Tiptoes- and it is here the adventure begins and she finds herself in grave danger. Little does Rita know that her life is about to change and when the sinister clown in an ice-cream truck turns up in the early hours of the morning, Rita knows that she will have to escape. Returning home to find her parents gone and house empty, Rita uses her cunning wit and resourcefulness to survive.
Throughout the story she always manages to marginally outwit the evil villain who is after her, by escaping on a mobility scooter or with the help of a reluctant sidekick teenager. This two-foot-tall fugitive wearing nappies is on a mission to save her parents and defeat the evil villain.
This hilarious book is full of wacky characters and would bring entertain to any child who reads it. I would recommend that every school have a copy of the book for their Key Stage 2 classrooms as it definitely promotes reading for pleasure because it is laugh-out-loud funny and full of quirky humour.
210 pages / Reviewed by Hayley Summerfield, Teacher
Suggested Reading Age 9+