About the Book and Author
For children who enjoy reading funny stories this is a new series to look out for from bestselling author Francesca Simon. It is illustrated by Steve May with lots of drawings which our young reviewer found very amusing. Two Terrible Vikings is published by Faber.
What if your parents WANTED you to behave badly? Set in the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, the terrible twins, Hack and Whack, are proud to be the best worst vikings. Nothing stops the marauding pair as they steal boats, loot a birthday party, track a troll and sail off to raid Bad Island with their friends Twisty Pants and Dirty Ulf.
With whip-smart dialogue, and accompanied by Dennis the Menace style anarchic cartoon imagery, this series is as sharp, funny and compelling as you would expect from the creator of Horrid Henry.
I love how the illustrator has made Bitey-Bitey grin all the time
When I first looked at this book, I thought it was going to be very funny and it really did make me smile. This was because most of the characters were children like us but they were even more noisy, cheeky and disgraceful because they are vikings.
My favourite Viking is Whack but my favourite character by far is Whack’s wolf, Bitey-Bitey. I love how the illustrator has made Bitey-Bitey grin all the time and look scruffy and even though he is a wolf, the chickens chase him!
The story is about the viking children and the adventures they go on. They never want to do their chores or have a bath and instead they do things like go to a party they weren’t invited to, track a troll and go raiding.
There is a very funny twist at the end but I will let you read it to find out.
If I was to make the book even better, I would make the chapters shorter but that didn’t stop me from really enjoying it.
If you like vikings and funny things you will enjoy it too!
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- Name: Jonathan
- Age: 6 years
- Likes: dinosaurs, sports and jokes
- Dislikes: rice pudding and spiders
- Favourite Book: Sea Voyage by Gerard Lo Monaco
- Favourite Film: Peter Rabbit, The Movie
- Favourite Song: Crocodile Rock by Elton John