Kid’s Book Review: Spies

Kid’s Book Review: Spies

About the Book and Author

Terri Po created the lively artwork for this bumper-sized hard-back book packed with facts and interesting stories about 27 of the most courageous and daring spies written by David Long and published by Faber & Faber.

For as long as there have been secrets to keep, there have been spies, the world over, trying to uncover this classified information. Spying goes on all the time, and everywhere, but some of the most astonishing exploits occur during wartime. You will discover that some spies were also published writers…!

Spies cover
David Long writer

David Long is author whose writing as a journalist appeared in the Daily Mail, the Sunday Times and in countless magazines in Britain and abroad for 25 years. He has ghostwritten books for other authors – one of which won the Independent Publisher’s Book Award – and for publishers in Britain and the US. Under his own name he continues to write the kind of stuff he likes to read – for adults as well as children.


Book Review

I think it would be a nice present for someone

I have been reading the book “Spies” by David Long. It is a beautiful book to look at and I think it would be a nice present for someone.

I think this because it’s a very informative book and for some people it will be very interesting. I think the illustrations are bright and colourful and that they will inform you about the book as well as the words. The front cover is made up of some of the illustrations from inside the book and this really helps you think about what it’s going to be about.

I think this book will inform you about World War II and other times in history. It was really interesting to read and taught me lots of things about lots of brave spies. I enjoyed reading about Roald Dahl the most. He is one of my favourite authors but I had no idea he was a spy when he was younger and it was fascinating to read about his life before he started writing children’s books about friendly giants and magical chocolate factories.

I like the layout of the book, it makes it way easier to read. The pages are big and spaced out with not too many words on one page. I will give this book a 8 out of 10. It’s really good and I think lots of people will like it.

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Reviewer Profile

Olly young reviewer
  • Name: Olly
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: playing cards, woodland walks and going to the park
  • Dislikes: broccoli and green beans
  • Favourite Film: How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Favourite Song: Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson