Cameron Stelzer, Scallywags and the Hungry Hairy Sea Monster, (Scallywags, # 3), Daydream Press, April 2019, 312 pp., RRP $16.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780648280422
At the Shark Tooth Academy Mischief McScruff and his friends are always being accused of things they didn’t do and Headmaster von Ironheart is always giving them detention in the Dog House for Very Naughty Students. But what about scoundrel Chomper O’Many? What is his part to play in things?
Despite the odds, the friends plan on entering into the yearly talent quest but they are up against some pretty tough competition with acts like The Salty Seagulls Choir, Wendi the Hilarious Hyena and the one and only Nora the Magnificent and her magic tricks. When the audience flees however, during the friends’ performance, a sea shanty gangster rap, the friends face an unexpected response from the judges.
Author of the Pie Rats series among others, Cameron Stelzer has created a troupe of memorable characters supported by Illustrations and a gentle tongue in cheek humour.
A good read for kids 8+
Reviewed by Mem Capp