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Book Title: A Mummy Ate My Homework (available here)
Author: Thiago de Moraes
Publication Date: August 2020
Suitable For: KS2
Reviewed By: Kate Gieler
The first book in a brilliantly funny new series, launching Thiago de Moraes into the illustrated fiction space for the very first time. When Harry is sucked into a decidedly unusual vortex, he travels back in time to Ancient Egypt, which is... not ideal. After all, Harry is brilliant at maths and making lists, but surviving life in 3100 BC? Well that certainly wasn't on his "to do" list for the day. Will Harry survive? Will he find his way back to the present day? And, more importantly, will he ever get his homework back from that pesky crocodile...? A Mummy Ate My Homework! is the perfect mix of fiction-based-on-facts, with the most unusual Ancient Egypt facts woven into a brilliantly funny story with factually correct added information at the back, including Hieroglyphics for kids to de-code. Review:
A Mummy Ate My Homework is full of interesting facts woven into a fun, action-packed time travel story set in Ancient Egypt. The book is heavily illustrated in an engaging mix of styles - including comic strips, maps and full page spreads. Every page is a delight to turn for curious minds, with anticipation of what you might encounter next!
The book is a winning combination for reluctant readers and those who enjoy fact-finding in a story. Bonus activities at the end include hieroglyphic codes to crack. Being A5, it’s also a nice size to hold. Fans of other illustrated chapters books, like Pugs of the Frozen North by Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve, will love this. Ideal for Y3 onwards.
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Many thanks to the publishers for sending us a review copy and to Kate for reviewing.
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