Mini reviews: the ones that made me chortle

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well! Thank you for all of the love you are showing my mini reviews – they’re the perfect, bitesized content that I think people are enjoying, so here I am with some more!

I’m stopping by your timelines today to share 4 more books that will be perfect for those kids who like something a bit funny – I think funny books don’t get enough love and my class this year are proper loving them! Featuring pigeons, a granny, a boy who ends up doing a job he really didn’t want and a girl whose life just embarrasses her!


Real Pigeons Eat Danger – Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood

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The REAL PIGEONS aren’t just an awesome squad of crime fighters who protect the city. They’re also REAL FRIENDS. But with a deranged ostrich on the loose, a secret warehouse full of bottled birds and power-hungry ibis to deal with, can their friendship survive?

This was one of those books that came through my door and just the look of that cover made me pick it up! Honestly, this book was proper funny. I know this series promises to be real fun. This is actually three stories in one telling the trials and tribulations of the Real Pigeons – the crime fighting pigeon gang. I love how the stories are all linked and you get full circle in the end! These are brilliantly illustrated and full of humour! Perfect for Y2/3+ readers!

Monster Hunting for Beginners – Ian Mark

We’re here to let you in on a secret…
The world is full of Monsters, Ogres, hobgoblin, trolls, crusted hairy snot nibbles – they’re all out there, causing trouble or trying to eat your aunt. And we need your help to stop them. Are you ready to be a Monster Hunter?

This is proper cracking! It came through my door and sat quietly on my TBR for a little while, and as soon as I picked it up, I was transported into this funny adventure and it’s gone through a few of my kids and they’ve loved it too! This is funny, full of adventure and lots and lots of ogre hunting! When a young man is taken under the wing of a monster hunter, he learns more than just the rules of monster hunting! I loved the humour throughout, gorgeous illustrations and how Jack embraced his challenge! I don’t think I’d be that brave. Ending has me looking forward to the second one!

Anisha Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble – Serena Patel

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Milo and I have been looking forward to this half-term for what feels like FOREVER – we’re finally going to the National Space Centre, to meet a real-life space engineer! My whole family wanted to tag along and visit a festival first, where this super-famous, mega-expensive diamond is on display. But guess what? The diamond has been STOLEN! And the police think MY GRANNY did it so she’s in serious TROUBLE. Someone needs to prove Granny Jas is innocent, so it looks like Milo and I might need to go UNDERCOVER. It’s lucky I’m Anisha, Accidental Detective!

I bloody love the Anisha books. They’re so full of fun! This is the 3rd? 4th? book in the series and every single time I’ve picked one up, it’s brought me laughter and joy! I love how the stories celebrate the culture of Anisha’s family! There’s so much colour and delight in these stories – and so much food!! It all sounds delightful. I’d love to meet this gang. Anisha and her crew are tasked with finding an important stolen item when someone she loves is arrested! This is just brilliant! I loved the messages at the end about being whatever you want and you can be anything! Anisha is a brilliant main character!! 

The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks – Katie Kirby

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Lottie Brooks is 11 ¾ and her life is already officially over – not only is she about to start high school without any friends or glamorous swooshy hair, she’s just discovered she’s too flat-chested to wear A BRA! She might as well give up now and go into hibernation with her hamsters Sir Barnaby Squeakington and Fuzzball the Third.

I sat and read this in a matter of hours and let me tell you, this is loads of fun! Poor Lottie, going through it all starting secondary school – new friends, old friends who moved away, dealing with boys, puberty and embarrassing families! This made me chuckle loads! I think I would’ve loved this even more as a kid, and Y6/7 girls up and down the land will love this! My girls last year loved this story and I think my class this year will love it just as much! Can’t wait for more from this series! Funny and filled with brilliant messages about being yourself, embracing yourself and being kind!


And that’s it for now! Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or if you’ve got any other funny recommendations!

Are you a funny story fan?
Do you have any funny recommendations?

S x

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