Press Gang reviewer, Phoebe Colson, gives her view of The Case of the Exploding Brains by Rachel Hamilton
PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 April 2015
Noelle “Know-All” Hawkins has another case on her hands.
Her famous scientist dad – professor Brian “Big Brain” Hawkins – is in prison, stuck with all the other creepy criminals.
Noelle and her friends have a trip to the science museum where they find out they’ve got an international incident on their hands involving the moon.
Noelle and her friends, Holly and Porter, must get on the case.
Will they discover what all these crazy clues mean in time to save planet earth?
And why is dad walking around prison with a blanket in his head?
Why do the people in prison have furry mints in their pockets?
Personally I think this book is fabulous with all the brilliantly bonkers characters and fantastic illustrations.
This is a laugh out loud book with many creative ideas and it’s an amazing story.
I love this book but I think it could possibly be a bit more interesting, the author could have used more words to describe things to make it better.
It wasn’t a kind of book that made me want to read all her books but I would recommend it to children around the age of nine to 11. It was very funny and that was the main appeal of the book.
The Case of the Exploding Brains by Rachel Hamilton is available to own now from all good stockists. For your chance to win one of three copies, send your name, address and age to The Case of the Exploding Brains Competition, Press Gang, Media House, 539 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1UD by Friday, May 1.
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