Saturday, 21 March 2015

Review: The Worst Wizard by John McLay

Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Format: Paperback / eBook
Released: February 12th, 2015
Rating: 7.5/10

Amazon summary:

Harry's family are all knights. They are big, but Harry is quite small. Then an idea hits him. Perhaps a bit of magic can make him taller...


The Worst Wizard is another great little Early Reader book that I picked up in my quest to read books for every age group out there. I think these are aimed at 5+ primary school readers, which means they're quite easy, educational (lots of new words) and illustrated. They're fantastic, fast stories though, and I can see why the Early Reader range is so popular!

The Worst Wizard is all about Harry, whose family are all tall knights and important people. Harry is small and works as a shield cleaner, kept company by his best friend, a horse called Oats. Harry gets an idea to make himself taller, which involves tracking down a wizard called Hocus Pocus. But once found, can he solve all Harry's problems?

Anyone looking for easy books to read with their children should definitely get a copy of The Worst Wizard - it's a nice story with memorable characters, and it features a wizard, which we all know are very popular people. It's also illustrated by Martin Brown of Horrible Histories fame, so really it's got everything going for it. Knights, wizards, magic, horses... early readers are in for a treat!

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