The author sent me a copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).
My rating: 4.4 of 5 stars
With the help of the grubby Slapstyx goblins, dastardly detergent manufacturer Zachary Zigstack is turning the oceans into toxic slime infested with ravenous sea monsters.
Twin sisters Georgie and Gem can leave their bodies at will and explore other dimensions – which means they can spy on the Slapstyx and find a way to stop them. But can they do it before all the sea creatures are destroyed? The Slapstyx are dangerous as well as dirty, and have nasty ways of killing people who cross them…
Genre(s): Children’s, Fantasy
Length: 185 pages
Release Date: 2015-02-17
I can see faces on the walls,’ whispered Gem.
‘There, look – where there’s no wallpaper.’
This book introduces you to Zachary Zigstack, a greedy billionaire, successful in the detergent business. When his best employee marries the mother of Georgie and Gem, Zachary does not anticipate that there is trouble ahead.
With The Slapstyx, Annabelle Franklin has created a funny and suspenseful story of two girls who want to save the world. They are not too keen on their stepfather and his son Miles and even less on their new home. The Slapstyx are annoying as they keep getting the house dirty and the girls have to take the blame. The characters are believable and of sufficient depth, the matter of environmental protection is cleverly woven in the twins’ adventure. The story has a very pleasant flow, is expertly balanced between the good and the bad. The Slapstyx is a very enjoyable read – not only for children.
This is for you and/or your children if you like children’s adventures with a slightly educational, fantasy and/or paranormal touch.
|Sexual content||No sexual content|
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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading. Now I am asking you. 🙂
My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about The Slapstyx? Or – if you did not yet read The Slapstyx – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
My question for you cinephiles:
If The Slapstyx was filmed or to be put on stage – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂