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Opie Jones: Talks To Animals – Nat Luurtsema ★★★★

Blurb; Dr Dolittle meets Kid Normal in a hilarious middle grade superhero series from comedian Nat Luurtsema. Perfect for fans of David Baddiel, Charlie Changes into a Chicken, My Brother is a Superhero and Lightning Girl

10-year-old Opie Jones is Very Ordinary. In fact nothing remarkable has ever happened to her, if you don’t count the cat that gives her funny looks from next door (which she doesn’t). So she is naturally very surprised when she is recruited to join The Resistance – a team of superheroes who can read minds, and have a dastardly brainwashing villain to defeat.

HOWEVER… it turns out Opie can’t read human minds, she can read ANIMAL ones. The other members of the Resistance are very disappointed. And a whole world of animal chat and demands is opening up to her. She’s still a superhero, just one on her hands and knees in the mud, chatting to a pedantic worm.

But when the Resistance find themselves captured, it might just be that listening to all the creatures great and small is what makes Opie Jones the right person to save the world.

My Review; Hi I’m Gemma, 26. Yes I still read children’s books. Why not? Reading and books don’t have an age limit.. now moving on… I really enjoyed this one. It’s beautifully illustrated throughout and the story just sets your imagination on fire. I find children’s book have so much more magic and imagination in them than adult books.

Meet Opie she’s discovered she can talk to animals! Wow. What a hero. But surely that means there are others like her too? There sure are a secret group of them. But it soon becomes apparent they are against an evil group of the same people who are trying to take over her school.

Which side should she join? Good vs Evil. She is sure a hero and her power is more useful than she thinks but with power comes temptation to do wrong. A great read. I do believe this is book one in a new series coming soon and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Opie. Will her powers grow? Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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