Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for ‘St Grizzle’s School For Girls, Ghost and Runaway Ghosts’ by Karen Mc Combie and illustrated by Becka Moor. This fabulous series is back for a second adventure and I couldn’t be happier as I just loved the first book ‘St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys’ which has been a huge hit in my school library. Featuring a wonderful diverse and somewhat zany cast of characters prepare for more thrills, spills and to laugh your socks off. Dani is still trying to come to terms with going to a school where there is pyjama assemblies, tree-house-building classes and a loopy goat called Twinkle. But, when the school is asked to make a film showcasing their local town, Dani is over the moon when she’s asked to be director. She sets the rest of St Grizzle’s to work but of course nothing goes to plan! With Spencer and his friends at the local school trying to sabotage them and ghostly goings on in the garden can Dani pull together this motely crew and win the competition?
Stuffed full of madcap nonsense this book proves to be an irresistible combination of humour and heart. The characterisation is just marvellous, Karen has assembled a magnificent cast of characters whose own wonderful brand of uniqueness is captured brilliantly by Becka Moor’s lively and witty illustrations. Who could resist those naughty Newts who are never happier than being caught up in mayhem and mischief. And who wouldn’t want to have a head teacher who is most comfortable in an unicorn onesie or a T-shirt with a logo of an ancient punk rock band on it. My favourite character has to be Dani’s gran who is louder than life and has a bad habit of interfering – I think she reminds me a bit of myself except we don’t share the same taste in earrings. It’s these incredible well thought out details and fabulous characters that make this book feel like having a big warm hug whilst being tickled by a feather duster. I’m ridiculously pleased to say there will be more from this chaotic boarding school in ‘St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-Along Zombies’ whose title alone is enough to set your imagination racing!
Why not visit the rest of the blog tour for more reviews and guest posts.
Thank you to Beth and Stripes for sending me a copy of this fabulous book and inviting me to join the blog tour. You can buy this book now online or from any good bookshop.