Today is my stop on the #tommyvcancer blog tour which has been organised to raise awareness and donations for the author Tommy Donbavand as he battles cancer.
Tommy has been sharing his fight with cancer over on his blog http://www.tommyvcancer.com
Scream Street – Negatives Attract Tommy Donbavand
Tommy is the author of the fantastic Scream Street books which has been made into a brilliant animated series currently showing on CBBC. When we were trying to choose books to review on this tour the girls spotted these special editions in the bookshop and pleaded with me to buy them as they love the show. They follow the tale of Luke Watson who is just a regular teen apart from his werewolf gene. Along with his cast of friends Cleo the feisty teen mummy, Resus the sarcastic son of two vampires and Luella a trainee witch who spells tend to go wrong, you are guaranteed to have a brilliant time in Scream Street.
As an apprentice witch, Luella is forbidden from casting spells unsupervised. But she has a major crush on Resus, the son of vampires, and if breaking the no-magic rule means solving Resus’s problems, she’s willing to take the risks. Whether trying to fix his parents’ stormy relationship with a love spell or seeking vengeance on the zombie rock stars who snub him, Luella follows her heart, with terrible – and hilarious – results. The two separate stories in this book are based on favourite episodes of the animated series, and are illustrated with photos from the show.
This hilarious book is guaranteed to have you in stitches. It cleverly mixes really clever subtle humour with outrageous comic moments. The characters are well written and full of surprises. From Resus who dyes his hair black and uses false fangs to fit in with his family to Luke’s Dad who is permanently freaked out trying to come to terms with living in Scream Street but has moved there because his son is a werewolf. Nothing is quite what you expect! The gruesome details are really appealing with limbs falling off zombies, to blood pouring out of the sink instead of water, we never forget just what kind of street Luke is really living in. Irresistibly funny and entertaining we all loved reading this book, it gets a big thumbs up from me and the girls. You can buy a copy here. If you enjoyed this there is also ‘Univited Guests’ out now and ‘Snear Death Experience’ due for release in the Autumn.
Tommy is the author of the popular 13-book Scream Street series for 7 to 10 year olds, published by Walker Books in the UK and Candlewick Press in the US. His other books include Zombie!, Wolf and Uniform (winner of the Hackney Short Novel Award) for Barrington Stoke, Boredom Busters and Quick Fixes For Kids’ Parties (How To Books), and Making A Drama Out Of A Crisis (Network Continuum).
Tommy lives in Lancashire with his wife and two sons. He is a HUGE fan of all things Doctor Who, plays blues harmonica, and makes a mean balloon poodle. He sees sleep as a waste of good writing time.
In case you missed it you can join in with this month long blog tour featuring lots of fantastic reviews and giveaways.
At the end of the tour there will be a special twitter chat hosted by Vivienne Dacosta and Chelley Toy. this will be on 30th June 2016, 8 – 9pm
The hashtag for the chat is #tommyvcancer