Pages

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Review: The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers by Jason Beresford


KangaRuby bounced, Nightingale soared and The Chimp swung with Slug Boy gripped in his fingers. The scene that greeted them was truly terrible… 

After an encounter with a crisp-loving elf, best friends Gary, Bel, Ruby and Morris are given superpowers. In their new identities, The Chimp, Nightingale, KangaRuby and Slug Boy must stop super-scary (and super-hairy) villains Jumper Jack Flash and The Panteater from stealing all the sweets (and pants) in Tumchester. But first the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers need to learn to work as a team (and remember not to step on Slug Boy).






Four friends following their escapee pet parrot into a derelict house accidentally summon a crisp-loving, purple tracksuit-wearing elf named Cyril. Cyril grants the foursome one wish and after a little dithering they ask to be turned into superheroes and within minutes a brand new team of superheroes is born, each one in possession of the powers of a different animal: Gary becomes The Chimp, Ruby is Kangaruby, Bel becomes Nightingale and Morris (poor Morris) ends up as Slug Boy. 

For their hometown of Tumchester these newly acquired powers could not be more timely as two particularly nasty criminals are on the loose, their goal to steal all the sweets in town. The Panteater (an anteater who is allergic to ants) shows no mercy to anyone who gets in his way, using his super-long tongue to whisk away the pants of his victims, and now he has teamed up with a man-rabbit-pirate thing,Jumper Jack Flash, so-called because he ties people up with their own jumpers. Can the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers learn to use their new powers, and work together as a team without squabbling, in time to stop the crime wave and unmask the evil genius behind them?

 




This book is bonkers and 7+ kids will love it. Aimed at children who love the likes of Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Andy Stanton, it is a very funny, entertaining story that will have young readers giggling away incessantly. The book's author, Jason Beresford, does not yet have the writing skills to match these three kings of children's literature, but it is still a cracking read, and an impressive debut.

There are two key elements to this book's appeal. The first is the off-the-wall humour that runs throughout the whole story. I'm not just talking about the occasional funny moment, kids will find a laugh-out-loud moment on nearly every page. For me, as an adult reader, I found some this humour to be a little forced in places, as if the author was trying a little too hard to be funny, (something I never felt when reading Dahl, Walliams, etc), but I would doubt that many young readers would agree with me. The Panteater and Jumper Jack Flash are like something you might find in a Monty Python sketch, and I would not be surprised if Jason Beresford grew up on a TV diet of the best of British comedy like Python, Black Adder and Red Dwarf.

However, although the humour is what will keep kids totally engrossed in the story, the real heart and soul of the book are the characters of the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers themselves. These are a group of unremarkable children who have been friends for as long as they can remember. They are not the kind of kids who stand out at school (except for Morris, who seems to be the preferred target of his school's resident bully), and so when they acquire powers that could make them stand out from the rest it takes some time for them to come to terms with this monumental change in their lives, a change that could tear their friendship apart. Morris, in particular, feels excluded from the group because of his seemingly rubbish superhero identity and power (would you want to turn into a slug and be known as Slug Boy, but every one of the Four has to deal with their own insecurities and failings before they can gel toegterh as a team of superheros rather than just as group of friends.

As with most books if this ilk there are many accompanying illustrations, perfectly produced by Vicky Barker. Ms Barker's images not only complement the text well, they also add brilliantly to the humour, by giving readers a visual reference for the characters (and especially the wacky villains) created from Beresford's insane imagination.


The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers was published on 1 August and my thanks go to the lovely people at Catnip for sending me a copy to read. Why not head on over to the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers website at http://www.thefabulousfourfishfingers.com/ to read the first chapter and find out more about the characters.



65 comments:

  1. I ordered a replica watch here. When I received the watch, it surprised me very much. This watch is perfect and the quality is exactly the same as the real watch. A dazzling masonry.luxury replica watches I introduced this website to my friends, and my friends liked it very much.luxury rolex datejust watches

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing this marvelous post. I m very pleased to read this article.
    mcafee.com/activate |norton.com/setup|mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for posting this info. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative.

    mcafee.com/activate|norton.com/setup|office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for sharing your inspiring blog the information was very useful to my project ….

    norton.com/setup | office.com/setup | norton.com/setup | mcafee.com/activate | norton.com/setup | norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  5. We provide free office Setup Technical support, customer service & online support for install ms office ,Get Live Chat Help & Support
    norton.com/setup | mcafee.com/activate | office.com/setup |norton.com/setup mcafee.com/activate |norton.com/setup |office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you so much for sharing this blog with us. It provides a collection of useful information.

    McAfee.com/activate

    McAfee support number

    McAfee install

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you so much for sharing this blog with us. It provides a collection of useful information.

    McAfee.com/activate

    McAfee support number

    McAfee install

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really happy found this website eventually. Really informative and inoperative, Thanks for the post and effort! Please keep sharing more such blog.

    norton.com/setup

    norton.com/setup

    norton.com/setup

    office.com/setup

    roadrunner email

    mcafee.com/activate

    aol mail

    ReplyDelete
  9. McAfee.com/activate

    McAfee support number

    McAfee install


    Thank you for sharing this useful information, I will regularly follow your blog

    ReplyDelete
  10. Well i am a regular reader of new blogs and i found this one is also such a nice one... keep it up
    mcafee.com/activate | mcafee.com/activate | norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  11. You cannot imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!
    office.com/setup | norton.com/setup | mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am a web developer and software engineer currently living in the United States. My interests range from technology to causes. I am also interested in running.You can click the button above to view my listings. If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to say hello through any of the website links below.
    norton.com/setup
    norton.com/nu16
    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  13. office setup is certainly easy for any fanatic and device. you compulsion to be credited considering office.com/setup website and sign in next your microsoft account or make a late buildup account and enter your product key and acquire your office.
    office com setup
    www.office.com/setup
    office 365
    office 365 setup

    ReplyDelete
  14. Mcafee.com/activate - Go through the easy process to download, install and activate McAfee antivirus. Login at www.mcafee.com/activate to get McAfee activate.
    norton.com/setup - Buy the Norton product and then login to Norton account for downloading the setup. After installing it, navigate to www.norton.com/setup for activating it using the product key.
    office.com/setup - Download, Install & activate Microsoft office setup with easy steps by visiting www.office.com/setup and follow the on-screen instructions.

    ReplyDelete
  15. office.com/setup, Office Setup with product key Visit www.office.com/setup and follow the on-screen instructions for Office 2019, Office 365, Step by Step.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You'll use your Microsoft Account for everything you do with Office. If you use a Microsoft service like Outlook.com, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Skype, you already have an account.

    office.com/setup
    office setup
    www.office.com/setup


    Protect all your devices with your Norton subscription My Norton makes it easy for you to set up your Norton protection, check your security status, and extend your protection to other PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets.

    norton.com/setup
    www.norton.com/setup
    norton setup
    norton.com/nu16

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great article. I appreciate the in-depth knowledge you have. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  18. I really happy found this website eventually. Really informative and inoperative, Thanks for the post and effort! Please keep sharing more such blog.

    norton.com/setup

    norton.com/setup

    norton.com/setup

    office.com/setup

    roadrunner email

    mcafee.com/activate

    aol mail

    ReplyDelete
  19. Office.com/setup suite incorporates dependably utilized endeavors and associations. The most utilized endeavors of Microsoft Office setup are Word, a word managing program, Excel, a spreadsheet program, PowerPoint, an introduction creator, and Access, a database application.
    http://officecom-officeoffice.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. In the automated world, a lot of our correspondence occurs over email. For this, Microsoft Office has Outlook, which is a sublime email customer and individual boss. Office can be begun on Office.com/setup.
    http://office-comofficeoffice.com/

    ReplyDelete
  21. Norton.com/setup is one among the basic standard antivirus that is tremendously looked for ensuring contraption and giving a 1 stop Norton setup security answer to any or each and every one of the total framework far and wide.
    http://nor-norton.com/setup/

    ReplyDelete
  22. looks like a cool story, the artwork and character design is very interesting. thanks for sharing. www.zulily.com login

    ReplyDelete
  23. First download McAfee program, then install it. For activation go to the link. Find the 25 characters alphanumeric activation key on the retail card.


    norton.com/setup | norton.com/setup | norton.com/setup | mcafee.com/activate




    ReplyDelete
  24. office.com/myaccount acclimate should with have no duty concerning any risky substance to your PC structure or loss of information that outcomes from the download or use of Content.
    http://office-comofficeoffice.com/

    ReplyDelete
  25. nortoncomsetup online security devices guarantee that the individuals who manage delicate information do as such without dread of trading off touchy data.
    http://norton-wwwnorton.com/

    ReplyDelete
  26. The majority of the exercises and affiliations contained inside the office.com 2019 are uncommonly objective and lift advantage. Individuals who work in mammoth affiliations know the upsides of Microsoft Office inconceivably well.
    http://office-comofficecom.com/

    ReplyDelete
  27. Microsoft Office could be a suite of work space advantage applications that is outlined out everything thought to be utilized for work environment or business use.if you are looking for Office/Setup? here we provide the ms world setup and we also provide office product key acctivation.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Good Looking Mumbai Call Girls are available for you entertainment. These Escorts Girls in Mumbai will treat you as a boyfriend and will provide all those thing which you want from your girlfriend. Professionally sound in this profession so will give extra ordinary escorts service in mumbai. if you are looking for an independent mumbai escorts service then you can get through an independent escorts in mumbai but you need to book any 3 or 5 star hotel to get them on your bed. High class, luxury life style, their dressing sense and many more things will attract you within second. To take unforgettable experience you need to book them on any particular date that you want. Life of these Mumbai escorts are full of enjoyment when you are with them then you think, they live life actually. contact us now for booking.


    indore Call Girls | Bhopal Call Girls | Coimbatore Call Girls | Agra Call Girls | Varanasi Call Girls | Gurgaon Call Girls | Dehradun Call Girls

    ReplyDelete
  29. Microsoft Office.com/setup could be a suite of work space advantage applications that is sketched out everything thought to be used for workplace or business utilize.
    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  30. Sign in to enter office setup product key. Know how to benefit, download, install, set in movement, uninstall and reinstall MS office setup.
    office.com/setup
    http://officecom-officeoffice.com/
    call us at +1-888-421-9666[tool free]

    ReplyDelete
  31. This information is impressive.I am inspired with your post writing style & how continuously you describe this topic. After reading your post,thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel happy about it and I love learning more about this topic.

    Need Help Click Here. www.office.com/setup
    www.webroot.com/safe

    ReplyDelete
  32. This information is impressive.I am inspired with your post writing style & how continuously you describe this topic. After reading your post,thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel happy about it and I love learning more about this topic.

    Need Help Click Here. www.office.com/setup
    www.webroot.com/safe

    ReplyDelete
  33. norton.com/setup deal with all these harmful online threats including viruses, phishing scams and Trojan horses, Norton has come up with a vast array of security software. norton.com/setup A user can select any of norton.com/setup security from Norton Security Premium, Norton Security Deluxe, Norton Security Standard, Norton Core Security Router, Norton Wi-Fi Privacy, Norton Antivirus Basics and Norton Small Business as per their particular needs. The difference between all these security software from Norton lies in the level of security and number of PCs they protect from the viruses. norton.com/setup security software has been also classified keeping in mind the diverse specifications of both businesses and consumers using Windows or Mac OS. norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  34. At any time and from anywhere, sign in to My Norton to manage your subscription, update your profile, change your billing preferences, or renew your Norton protection. Download and set up your protection here:
    norton.com/setup|norton.com/setup|norton.com/setup|mcafee.com/activate

    ReplyDelete

  35. I read your content it’s providing us good information through your blog, Thank you so much. we are also providing you Hp Printer showing offline technical Support to you by doing some simple steps, you can contact us anytime.


    Hp Printer showing offline

    ReplyDelete
  36. The downloading process of the Office setup starts now. How to install Microsoft Office.com/Setup? There are two methods to install Office setup in your PC - through a CD and by downloading. When you buy Office setup offline, then you have to install through a CD, and you get the setup file for installation if you get the setup online. for the setup of the ms word please visit to our website office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  37. geek squad tech support goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to extend your coverage and protect your purchase. geek squad tech support is one of the leading company for each office and enterprise shoppers. We offer you services from the expertise and experienced professionals. geek squad support Our specialists promise you to deliver fast, economical and efficient facilities for all of your digital and technology-based issues.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I am Grateful™ that you shared this informational post. ✆ Your website has everything that I have been looking for so long. Your knowledge about this topic is quite impressive. I am amazed by the content you shared on this website.☞ office.com/setup | Nurton.com/nu16 I loved this page so much that I have bookmarked it for future reference. Thank you for this valuable piece of information. Sadly I could not find any additional information on this page. The information available here is similar to other websites. I like that your understanding about this subject is very deep. Visit௹☞ Norton.com/setupoffice.com/setupTelstra WebmailPlumbers Near Me.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Assignment Help services offers quality and plagiarism-free work for students to acquire good grades on their subjects. If you are about to miss your due dates, login to greatassignmenthelp and complete your work on time.
    Assignment Help Online
    Online Assignment Help
    Assignment Help Online Services
    Assignment Helper
    Assignment Assistance
    Assignment Help Experts
    Online Assignment Help Services

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thanks for sharing such important information which is very useful .I really appreciate your way of work.
    123.hp.com/setup | HP Printer Assistant Software | 123.hp.com/Laserjet | 123.hp.com/envy5540

    ReplyDelete
  41. Great job, I read a lot of blog post and I never heard of a topic like this. This is probably the best, most concise step -by-setup guide I have ever seen.

    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thank you for sharing excellent information. Your website is so cool. I am impressed by the details that you have on this website. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found simply the info I already searched everywhere and simply could not come across. What a great website. Visit@:-
    Linksys Router Support / asus router support |netgear router support|mcafee.com/activate |Router Support Number |Linksys Router Support|netgear wireless router setup

    ReplyDelete
  43. geek squad tech support provides coverage for parts and labor required to get your product up and running again. See sample of current Geek Squad Protection Terms and Conditions for specific coverage and exclusions. geek squad chat Power surges can happen at any time, causing damage to your equipment. Most manufacturers’ warranties don’t cover power surges, but with Geek Squad Protection, you don’t have to worry. We can fix your mobile phone, laptop and PC, regardless of where you buy them and of which brand. Our geek squad chat team likewise sets up, install, protect, and fixes everything from home appliances, smart wearable gadgets to phones. geek squad chat with an agent

    ReplyDelete
  44. I really happy found this website eventually. Really informative and inoperative, Thanks for the post and effort! Please keep sharing more such blog.

    norton.com/setup

    norton.com/setup

    mcafee.com/activate

    kaspersky activation code

    free pogo games

    roadrunner email

    aol mail

    ReplyDelete
  45. Norton antivirus is used for securing data and devices such as computers, laptops, and mobile phones. It is highly suggested to have an updated antivirus to keep the system safe from threats. for more information visit to our website norton.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  46. From last few days suddenly my Brother Wireless Printer throwing some errors and displaying printer is not connected properly. After trying lots of methods to get rid of this issue, I come to know that I have to create Brother Wireless Printer Setup once again in my PC. Afterwards I will be able to use it again. But unluckily due to having less technical knowledge I am unable to do so. Therefore, I needed someone to guide me for fixing this issue.

    ReplyDelete
  47. To bring your HP printer setup, you need to give a click at 123.hp/setup by opening a web browser on your computer system. The effectual and hands-free solution is there, you only have to follow the guidelines as mentioned on that page. Once you reach to the bottom of the page, you will see your HP printer has been setup. Be careful while downloading and installing printer driver and software as during this setting up process in case the network gets lost, your printer won’t setup properly and might create some problems during print job.

    ReplyDelete
  48. To boost your traffic on your website you require to optimize your website effectively by yourself or with the help of SEO services provider company. Get amazing SEO services at one click at from best SEO Company
    SEO company in Delhi
    SEO company in India
    Best SEO company in Delhi
    seo service packages
    best seo service.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Set up and Install Microsoft Office 2019 and 365. Enter product key at office.com/setup or www.office.com/setup to activate Microsoft Office Subscription

    ReplyDelete
  50. Set up and Install Microsoft Office 2019 and 365. Enter product key at office.com/setup or www.office.com/setup to activate Microsoft Office Subscription

    ReplyDelete
  51. Set up and Install Microsoft Office 2019 and 365. Enter product key at office.com/setup or www.office.com/setup to activate Microsoft Office Subscription
    office.com/setup

    ReplyDelete
  52. Set up and Install Microsoft Office 2019 and 365. Enter product key at office.com/setup or www.office.com/setup to activate Microsoft Office Subscription

    ReplyDelete
  53. If you want to get information about the job notification, exam and interview dates, and Sarkari Result. you will get many websites of the Government of India. You can easily find out the result for any Government examination.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Thank You So Much For providing important and Knowledgeable information. I loved the post, maintain posting interesting posts. If anyone looking for support @:- office.com/setup @:- Norton.com/setup and @:- Mcafee.com/activate visit our websites. we are providing the best service and certified technicians.

    ReplyDelete
  55. We are one of the most trusted and self-governing third party Quicken support provider, offering online Quicken support
    services for Quicken users in very nominal charges. Our Quicken experts have accounting proficiency and rich experience to solve common errors related to Quicken.

    What is quicken support phone number?
    How to contact quicken support?
    How do i contact by phone?

    ReplyDelete
  56. If you’re a canon printer user, it is sure that you have experienced printer in error state error. This technical error is very panic and irritating for you, so you need to take proper technical solutions. If you come across this error message, a pop message will tell you that your printer is in an error state. To fix canon printer in error state, our printer experts are very trained and skilled to resolve it within a few seconds. Our dedicated technical support team is available 24/7 to provide unlimited technical support or help for any type of difficulty.
    How do I contact Canon support?
    Is there a phone number for Canon support?

    ReplyDelete
  57. Let us help you to execute canon.com/ijsetup. The device setup manual will have the necessary instructions. Switch on your printer to proceed to activate the network. If the wireless direct method is available, enable it to activate the connection automatically. Now update the software visiting the canon software download page. It’s time to use the toll-free number and speak to our techies for more guidance

    ReplyDelete
  58. Get the compatible software by navigating to the 123.hp.com/setup web page!

    ReplyDelete
  59. The printer displays Printer offline error is another common error that occurs in most printers. To resolve this issue just visit Printer Repairs and simply check the installation of drivers for your connected platform. Go to devices and printers option in the control panel on your PC to check the update of the device drivers.

    ReplyDelete