Kid’s Book Review: Buck ‘n’ Bronco Hit the Road

Kid’s Book Review: Buck ‘n’ Bronco Hit the Road

About the Book and Author

This is a feel good and fun story by Guy Bass for readers aged 6 – 10 years and because it is published by Barrington Stoke it is printed so it is suitable for dyslexic children and it is not too long and contains lots of Steve May’s comical illustrations so it does not look too daunting for reluctant readers.

Buck ‘n’ Bronco are mascots at the Happy Ranch theme park but one day Happy Ranch is demolished to make way for a futuristic new park and the pair  find themselves without a home and without a job.

But instead of feeling defeated they head out on the road, determined to prove they’ve still got what it takes.
Can Buck ‘n’ Bronco Bring the Happy (TM) out in the real world, or are they doomed to be yesterday’s mascots?

Buck 'n' Bronco cover
Guy Bass

Guy Bass is an award-winning author, whose children’s books series include Stitch Head, The Legend of Frog, Dinkin Dings, Atomic! and Secret Santa: Agent of X.M.A.S. Guy has also written plays for both adults and children. Before becoming a full-time writer, he previously worked as a theatre producer, illustrator, temp, gerbil whisperer and has acted his way out of several paper bags!

Steve May is a very busy illustrator who has created the pictures for a lot of children’s books. Some of which you may have read. Check out his website by clicking on the link to see more of his work.

Book Review

I really like how the illustrations help the reader to know what is going on in the book

Buck ‘n’ Bronco hit the road is great for young readers. I loved this fictional story about two mascots and their theme park. ‘Can Buck n Bronco still bring the happy?’

I really like how the illustrations help the reader to know what is going on in the book. The way the author wrote this book and started the chapters is great. I could not put this book down!

I particularly like the part where they meet Alison Wunderland and her City of Tomorrow due to the fact that I like technology like her. I think kids aged 6 – 10 will love this book as much as I did because it is great seeing the main characters’ emotional rollercoaster.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Eliza
  • Age: 8 years
  • Likes: sewing, facts and being outdoors
  • Dislikes: yoghurt and getting up late
  • Favourite Book: The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
  • Favourite Film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Favourite Song: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift