Saturday, June 21, 2014

Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Reeves

Oliver and the Seawigs
by Philip Reeve

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385387880
Genre: Fantasy |Age Level: 7 - 10 | Grade Level: 2 - 5
Print Length: 208 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


A lively step up from early chapter books, this seafaring romp is packed with hilarious art, lovable misfits, meddlesome monkeys, and tons of kid appeal.

When Oliver's explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on a rescue mission with some new, unexpected friends: a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid . . . even a living island! But the high seas are even more exciting, unusual, and full of mischief than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad?

Oliver and the SeawigsMy Review
Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Reeves
My Rating: 5 Stars

Ready to create treasured family moments watching a new, avid reader blossom? Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Reeve and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre, follows Oliver Crisp, the son of renowned explorers who have disappeared, on his own rescue mission to find his parents. As this ten-year-old travels by dinghy on his mission, he discovers new friends, as well as exciting and dangerous places. Have you ever seen chattering sea monkeys? How about a mermaid named Iris? Both you and your younger reader will now!

Silly, creative, and laugh out loud funny, Oliver and the Seawigs by Phillip Reeve should be on every young reader’s summer bucket list. With short chapters, delightful illustrations and an easy to read format, Phillip Reeve does a wonderful job of leveling the playing field between an author and his intended audience by speaking to his readers through the voice of one of their peers. Only a child at heart can find the joy and laughter that will resonate with younger readers in an easy-to-read format. As a family read, the shared moments and the shared laughter will be priceless, no matter how many times these pages are opened. Imagine the joy of having read it to a child only to later watch them reading it to a younger sibling! See? Priceless!

I received this ARC edition from Random House Books for Young Readers in exchange for my honest review.

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