Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Book review - Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions

Title: Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions
Author: Sheila Grau
Genre: humor
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What's not to like?

Summary: This should be Runt Higgins's year. He may be the smallest werewolf at Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions (he hasn't even transformed for several years) but now that he's in the Junior Henchman program he has a chance to prove himself. Unfortunately, things start going wrong the first day with a series of attacks against the school. It's up to Runt to save the school from destruction.

My Opinion: This book is really fun. Runt is an incredibly likeable character who gets into entertaining scrapes. This is a great start to a series and has lots of room for growth as the series progresses. It's funny and relatively gripping just in the writing. The illustrations just add to the charm. I really enjoyed it and I'm sure kids will too. I look forward to recommending this to kids at my library.
Advance Reader Copy provided by NetGalley

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