Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Middle Grade, Philip Reeve, Primary School reading, Sarah McIntyre, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre


The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart’s desire. Shen and Sika can’t resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don’t have. Actually, they have 66 other things; pugs to be exact. That’s a 264 paw-powered sled. Let the race begin!

EDIE Review:

This is a wonderful story that has so many different levels to it. On the surface it is a fun children’s book with fantastic illustrations and humorous words and characters throughout. I like how the story appears trivial with characters like “SidePlate” and “Sir Basil”, but if you look beyond the surface, you can see the true wonder of this story. The authors approach some very serious topics of ‘doing the right thing’ and making good life choices but dress it up within an incredibly funny and easy to read narrative.

I found myself really warming to all of the characters by the end (apart from one particular little man…) and I love that there are references within that as adults, make you smile.

The illustrations compliment the story really well and help create a brilliant visual.

I will definitely read more by these authors.

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