Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Book Review: Delbert: The Reluctant Spy [Delbert, #1] by Marko Kitti
I've really enjoyed Marko's previous books, so when Marko contacted me about his newest book I didn't hesitate in saying yes.
Delbert hasn't been himself since his Grandfather passed away, no matter what his family do they can't seem to cheer him up. In a last ditch effort Delbert's brother makes a few phone calls, and before he knows it Delbert has been recruited to find a lost cat called Pandora.
Delbert: The Reluctant Spy was a quick read and is ideal for younger readers. The story was easy to follow and had a surprise or two. I loved the lion onsie and the reason for it, and if this can make me laugh then a younger child will find it hilarious. Delbert was easy to like and relate to, and although I could empathise with his feelings, I did like how he was able to get over it slightly to help out a friend.
The mission itself was not what I expected, but I do like how it went, especially the revelation. The images that come along with the story only help visualise what is going on, and I like how it's connected to Jesper Jinx.
Delbert: The Reluctant Spy is a laugh out loud read that is perfect for children. Its quick and easy to follow which is perfect for those who don't want to read long books. After the ending I am looking forward to seeing what happens net for Delbert.