Kid’s Book Review: Silas and the Marvellous Misfits

Kid’s Book Review: Silas and the Marvellous Misfits

About the Book and Author and Illustrator.

This is Marcus Rashford Book Club choice by Tom Percival described as an action-packed adventure that shows kids the joy of being themselves. It is published by Pan Macmillan and contains black and white illustrations amongst the text. We recommend it to readers aged 7-10 years.

Erika has a BIG secret. She’s a member of the Dream Defenders – a top-secret organisation that banishes your worries while you sleep!

And tonight they’re on a mission to rescue Erika’s best friend Silas from the clutches of the evil Glooms – creatures who want everyone in the dream world to look and think exactly the same way!

Can the Dream Defenders save Silas and help him to see that being a misfit can be a truly marvellous thing?



Tom Percival

Tom Percival has been drawing since he’s been able to hold a pencil, and making up stories for as long as he can remember, in fact, probably longer, especially as his memory is not what it once was.
Basically, he’s been making things up his whole life and he’s not about to stop any time soon. You can visit his website and discover the other books he has written and illustrated.

Book Review

I wish the dream defenders could make my dreams better

The main character in the book lives in two different worlds. The dream world and the real world. They are very different and some amazing things happen in the marvellous dream world.
It is an interesting book, but it was scary for me.

The pictures were a bit funny because they look like cartoons which made it a bit less scary to read. I have a lot of scary dreams after I read scary things so it was hard to read but I liked how the defenders help people with their dreams. I wish they could make my dreams better.

I like the end of the story because all the bad becomes good and everyone can be how they want. My favourite part was about Erika’s little brother. He is so funny.

This book has some good things: The characters work together and help each other to solve problems. Another one good thing I liked is that the friends always rescue each other because it’s good to help other people and work together like in this story.

It’s a good story for people who like to read about imaginary worlds.


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Reviewer Profile

Yusuf young reviewer
  • Name: Yusuf
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: swimming, Lego and bike rides
  • Dislikes: Brussel sprouts and dogs
  • Favourite Book: The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé
  • Favourite Song: Tala'a Al Badru Alayna (Arabic song)