Review: Fergus and the Night Demon by Jim Murphy, Illustrated by John Manders

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Book Information:

Fergus and the Night Demon by Jim Murphy
Illustrated by John Manders
Clarion Books
Published in 2006
ISBN 9780618339556
32 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

Ease of Reading Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5

Fergus O’Mara is very clever, but it is too bad that he uses it to get out of work. On his way to go have fun in Skibbereen, he might discover that his cleverness can be put to better use when he meets up with the Night-Demon.

The plot is kind of like the usual legend/ghost story – someone needs to be taught a moral lesson, they go out and they meet spirits, and then they almost always learn their lesson. No matter how much this plot is used, it is always fun and enjoyable to read, and it also teaches children certain kind of lessons. I found the characters enjoyable for this kind of plot. I think everyone will be able to see a little bit of themselves in Fergus, and it’s always wonderful when authors are able to make characters like that.

I also enjoyed looking at the illustrations. They matched the story almost perfectly, and they were all so pretty to look at. It was also easy to read/see the text. :D

Overall, the story is a great read for children and for adults as well. I think your children will really enjoy this book.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Jim Murphy
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$New_Bullet Kinder Scares

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Review: Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman, Illustrated by Richard Watson

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Book Information:

Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman
Illustrated by Richard Watson
Picture Window Books
Published in 2011
ISBN 9781404861657
32 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

Ease of Reading Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5

Roger has a problem… He is always crabby. So one day, he gets an idea on how to get rid of his crabbiness.

This book is every cute and funny. Both the plot and characters kind of matches what you imagine how the book will be. I like how the author uses cats as the characters because cats generally have some kind of attitude – much like Roger. It was also very amusing at the ways Roger tries to get rid of his crabbiness. ;)

Anyways, the illustrations were very well done and very cute. I like how the art style matched the subject/theme and font of the book. Also, the fonts matched the feeling of the book very well. It was also very easy to read/see the text on the pages.

Overall, it was a very good book, and I think it will amuse you and your children. :D

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Julie Gassman
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$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Read It Again, Mom

Places to Buy From:

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