About the Book and Author
This is the first book in an amusing series for readers aged 7-10 years who like adventures with a twist of magic. Smidgens are creatures who look and sound like miniature humans. They are the creation of David O’Connell whose world has been brought to life by illustrator Set Burnett. The Smidgens is published by Bloomsbury.
Gafferty Sprout is a Smidgen. Generations ago there were lots of Smidgens, living in a maze of tunnels beneath the human village of Dundoodle. But one day they just … disappeared. Now Gafferty, her parents and her little brothers Gobkin and Grub are the only ones left, and the tunnels are forbidden territory. Can she survive?
It is exciting because you never know what is going to happen next
I absolutely loved reading this book and I got into it straight away from the first page.
Basically the plot is that The Smidgens are small people who a human is trying to catch and the Smidgens have to avoid being caught. It is very exciting and there are lots of cliff-hangers, twists and turns. I would describe it as an adventure story with a mysterious twist.
Chapter 4 has a scary title and I had to stop reading it in the dark one night because it got too spooky!
I really liked the illustrations that are plentiful in the book because they are detailed and helped me to picture what was going on in the story.
My favourite character is the rebellious teenage Smidgen who always wants to explore.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading fun, roller-coaster story that fires their imagination.
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- Name: Bella
- Age: 8 years
- Likes: reading, dancing and drawing
- Dislikes: spiders and sprouts
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