Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Who Shrunk Daniel Funk #1: Attack of the Growing Eyeballs by Lin Oliver, illustrations by Stephen Gilpin
The day Daniel's eyeball growled is a day that he will never forget. It was the day he shrunk to the size of his fourth toe.
One moment he was normal sized, just hanging around, living the life of a normal guy--being bothered (and pestering) his sisters, trying to understand his crazy family. The next second, BAM! He was inches tall, then he sneezed and returned to his normal self.
If that wasn't weird enough, his Granny Nanny totally understands his dilemma. She even shocks Daniel with the news that he has a twin brother, Pedro, who is tiny.
As Daniel tries to figure out what makes him shrink and get to know his newly-found brother, he is frustrated at his sisters upcoming pre-pre-pre-pre prom party. Together they plot to ruin the party with a cockroach.
Will they succeed? Will Daniel figure out what makes him shrink?
What I Thought:
This is such a fun book. I think tween guys will be clamoring for this new series, and I'll be right there with them! It is a great premise with adventure and even annoying sisters!
The dialogue is very friendly, Daniel is telling the story to his audience and the words chosen in this book reflect that. He talking straight to ten year old boys. Plus, fun illustrations!
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk #1: Attack of the Growing Eyeballs by Lin Oliver, illustrations by Stephen Gilpin
The second book in this series (Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?) has been released: Escape of the Mini Mummy. Look for a review as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. (And read it, of course!)