DO, Anh (text) Jules Faber (illus.) WeirDo (WeirDo #1), Scholastic, 2013 136pp $12.99 pbk ISBN 9781742837581 SCIS 1627572
Imagine being the new kid in class and having to tell everyone that your name is ‘Weir Do’ and try and explain to them that it is a combination of your parent’s last names; that’s if they are listening and not laughing. Then to make things worse your mother makes you wear your older sister’s shoes to school which you trip over just as you’re about to introduce yourself to the beautiful Bella Alan.
Anh Do, popular personality, actor, comedian and author of a number of best selling books along with the illustrator has created a fun filled, wild romp through the ‘life and times’ of Weirdo and his zany family. Fart jokes, crazy illustrations, varied font and even a hologram front cover will appeal to both the reluctant reader and kids after a bit of fun in their reading. My nine year old daughter read this book straight through and then read it again. Highly recommended. MC