Today we hear from Bookbabbler Daisy…
Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster – Joanna Nadin
My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The ‘Dreadful’ bit is my dad’s JOKE. But I do not see the funny side. Plus it is not even true that I am dreadful. It’s just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS don’t work out completely brilliantly. Like, I didn’t mean for my cousin to end up bald and covered in superglue, and I also didn’t mean to steal our neighbour’s dog and make him speak Russian… It is not my fault. I can’t help it – I’m just a Magnet for Disaster.
These are stories about Penelope Jones, but everyone calls her Penny Dreadful. Each chapter is a different story, she becomes a hairdresser, meets a school inspector and gets into a lot of trouble. In the book her best friend is called Cosmo and he is lovely!
I think this book is great! My Mummy read it to me and it made her snort. I like books that make me laugh, I want to read more about Penny Dreadful and wish I had a friend like her.
Thanks, Daisy, and thanks to Usborne Children’s Books for sending us a copy. The author, Joanna Nadin, wrote a guest post for us all about Penny Dreadful, that you can find here.