Review & Giveaway: 'The Addams Family: The Story of the Animated Movie'

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Book Title: The Addams Family: The Story of the Animated Movie (available here)

Author: Calliope Glass

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: September 2019

Most Suitable For: Lower KS2

Reviewed By: Carol Carter, Librarian


It’s creepy and it’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, it’s altogether ooky, yes, you’ve guessed it - the Addams family are back! Based on the upcoming animated movie, The Addams Family is a comic new adventure featuring the gloriously macabre clan.


After being run out of town by a pitch-fork wielding mob during their wedding, Morticia and Gomez head for New Jersey and set up home in a defunct insane asylum shrouded in mist. In due course, Wednesday and Pugsley arrive, and old favourites Lurch, Fester and Thing are here too in all their ghastly glory.


But, when Margaux Needler and her interior design TV show drain the nearby swamp and set about developing a perfectly bland suburban estate, the scene is set for a hilarious clash of cultures. Wednesday is going through a teenage rebellion (rainbow hair slides and khaki shorts!), not to mention that Pugsley’s Sabre Mazurka ceremony is coming up, with all the Addams extended family arriving for the big party…. What could possibly go wrong?


Whip-cracking along from set piece to set piece, and with only 160 wide-spaced pages, the Addams family is a perfect Hallowe’en read for Year 3-4 children in need of a spooky thrill while also sending a clear message of the need for tolerance of diversity.



You can order The Addams Family: The Story of the Animated Movie online or from your local bookshop or library.


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***Book Giveaway!***



Thanks to the publishers at Harper Collins, we have three copies of The Addams Family: The Story of the Animated Movie to give away to our followers.


To enter, simply follow @booksfortopics on Twitter and retweet the giveaway tweet before 11.59pm Monday 21st October 2019 (T&Cs here).



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You can order The Addams Family: The Story of the Animated Movie online or from your local bookshop or library.


Many thanks to the publisher for sending me an advanced review copy of this book and providing the giveaway prizes, and to Carol for reviewing it.



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