After enjoying Oliver Fibbs: Attack of the Alien Brain, the children were keen to read the second book in the series. Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs, by Steve Hartley, is another adventure of the comic-reading, storytelling boy whose vivid imagination allows him to escape his dull and boring life and become a superhero and defender of planet Earth.
This is Rabbit’s book review. What is the story about? A boy who tries to get bitten by a bug to catch Wenghi Benghi fever. Do you like this book? Yes. Why? It was funny and I like the giant bug pictures.
This is Monkey’s review. What is the story about? A boy who makes some comic stories about him getting Wenghi Benghi. Do you like this book? Yes. Why? I love it because of the tropical jungle comics he made.
This is Owl’s. What is the story about? A boy who pretends/ tries to get bitten by a tropical bug to get a fever for something good to tell at school. Do you like this book? Yes. Why? I like the Wenghi Benghi comics. The latest episode of Superboy is “Superboy and the Jungle of Death.”
So they all loved it, and I enjoyed reading the story to them and seeing how they were inspired by it.
I recently took the big boys to a bookshop and they wanted to check if there were any more Oliver Fibbs books yet, so I think that is a good sign. Steve Hartley, your next book is eagerly awaited here!
We received the book for free in order to write this review.
We recently reviewed a picture book from Macmillan which all the children enjoyed, but it has taken us a bit longer to read and review the two chapter books which arrived at the same time. Although Owl very quickly read both of them I really wanted to wait until I had finished reading them to all the big three before writing about them. We have been enjoying sitting in the garden reading together whenever we could find the chance in the last couple of very busy weeks, and now that the summer holidays are here it has got much easier. We have finished one and have started reading the second one together. This review is about the first one, Oliver Fibbs: Attack of the Alien Brain by Steve Hartley.
Oliver Fibbs is the nickname of Oliver Tibbs, a boy with an over-achieving family who can’t find the one thing that he is really good at. All he wants to do is read his Agent Q comics which spark his vivid imagination. At school, he never has anything interesting to share at Show and Tell so he makes up stories in which he is a superhero saving the world from the attack of the alien brains.
The children have written their own book reviews. This is Rabbit’s.
What is the story about? A boy who tells stories. Do you like this book? Yes. Why? I like the alien theme.
This is Monkey’s.
What is the story about? A boy that likes comics and he is DAB which stands for dull and boring. He changes it to Daring and Brave. Do you like this book? Yes. Why? I like all of it because I like Agent Q comics.
This is Owl’s.
What is the story about? A boy who makes up comic stories about him as a superhero at show and tell to make his life more exciting. Do you like this book? Yes. Why? I like the comic stories and the text. It has also inspired me to make a comic series about me as a superhero. It’s called Superboy.
I rather like Monkey and Owl’s drawings of Oliver!
We all liked the book a lot and we’re enjoying the second one as well. We just hope there will be another Oliver Fibbs book out soon!
I was sent the books for free in exchange for this review.