Snails, Spells & Snazzlepops by Robyn Cooper
Snails, Spells & Snazzlepops by Robyn Cooper. Pub. Makaro Press, 2016.
A first novel for primary and intermediate children told with much enthusiasm and gusto.
It combines the silliness that Paul Jennings and Andy Griffiths brought to junior fiction and combines it with some fantasy and real life issues like adjusting to your mothers boyfriend and bullying.
Ten year old charlie wants to be rich and decides becoming a famous chef is the way to go. He inveigles his mate Matt and his sister Millie to assist him in capturing, preparing and cooking snails for his mother and her teacher boyfriend Mr Swinkburn Doug. Never got used to that name.
In the process of finding a recipe for snails online Charlie finds a site Sails, Spells and Snazzlepops. He sees spells to make you shorter and taller and a cure for bullying amongst others. Will this help to cure the bully Ivan?
None of this will make Charlie rich but perhaps the Snazzlepop section will change his luck.Read it and find out.
Easy to read with short chapters and plenty to keep the reader in the book.