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The Iron, The Switch and The Broom Cupboard (Jiggy McCue) Paperback – 2 Jul 2009
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Exciting relaunch of the bestselling series with fantastic new covers!
About the Author
At the age of ten Michael Lawrence wanted to be either an archaeologist or an astronomer. Everyone thought he was joking, so he went to art school instead. Since then he's been a graphic designer, an antiques dealer, and a photographer. He's also published a number of children's books and stories.
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This story is different from the others as Jiggy doesn't have his real friends to help him. I think that is why Jiggy seems seriously unhappy a lot of the time.
I won't say who Swoozie is as it might ruin the story but I think she is a very considerate little girl and helps Jiggy to deal with being in a strange world.
There are lots of funny parts especially the Extreme Ironing competition.
I missed having Pete in the story but I liked the clever version of Eejit Atkins Jiggy met at Arnie Snit school. The other Angie wasn't much fun. I liked Swoozie. She would make a good musketeer in Jiggy's own world.
The other Mr Rice is not as shouty as the Ranting Lane one. Maybe they could swap places through the cupboard. I'd like to see a teacher wearing a teletubby suit.
Mr Numnuts is also a good character. My mum says that some parents won't like their kids to know what his name means.
Now that I've finished 'The iron, the switch and the Broom cupboard' my mum says I'll have to wait another whole year at least for a new story. She says l'll have to re-read my favourite bits from the other books while I'm waiting. I'm starting with the bit in the Poltergoose where Pete runs in slow-motion. Then I might read the bit in 'Neville the Devil' where Jiggy hangs out of the window upside down wearing only a pair of musical underpants with flashing lights.
JoJo (Joseph) Reed aged 8
This particular one was the last one I read, not because it was disappointing - far from it - just because once the next one came out I had grown up. It tells of a situation in which the protagonist switches with a version of himself from another dimension. Not exactly Shakespeare, but a situation which gives a lot of room for plot, and when you're that age, plot is really all you want. Reading a very long book in which nothing happens is not good, you want something quick, exciting and fast paced to keep your hyperactive sugar fed mind interested, and these books do that.
Liza from year 4, Knightwood School