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Rudy and the Secret Sleepskater – Paul Westmoreland ★★★★

Blurb; With boundless energy and an impulsive nature, Rudy is always ready to follow the scent of adventure! And with his loyal pack of friends by his side there’s nothing he can’t achieve.

When Rudy and Edie go to Femi’s house for a sleepover, they discover that their friend has been keeping a Femi sleepwalks. They’re under strict instructions that if he sleepwalks while they’re there they must not, under any circumstances, wake him up, but should just gently guide him back to bed. Which sounds fine, but when Rudy accidentally leaves the bedroom window open and Femi gets outside and starts zooming down the street on his skateboard, all the time being fast
asleep, gently guiding him back to bed starts to feel a little more complicated.

Can they catch up with the snoring skateboarding mummy before he wakes up?

Howlingly cool illustrations and an irresistible character finding his way in the world make Rudy and the Secret Sleepskater the ideal choice for those looking to bridge the gap between picture books and independent reading.

My Review; This is a brilliant story for our younger readers. The illustrations are bright and colourful and add to the story. It is an easy, short read that features all our favourite characters from the previous books. They can all be read as Standalones but best read in order. In this story, Rudy goes on a sleepover and is feeling uneasy. His friend is a sleepwalker, but Paul has done one better here with sleepskating instead (skateboarding). It is a cute story that highlights the importance of friendships and how we are all different. A well-deserved four stars from me.

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