Top positive review
Well written, clever premise and very funny
on 11 January 2015
I read this aloud with my 8 year old son, and honestly we loved every minute. I had to stop reading so many times due to fits of the giggles from both myself and my son! Having already read many of Pratchett's books for adults, I had picked up a copy of 'Dragons at Crumbling Castle' for my son. He thought it was brilliant, but I didn't love it to be honest. He wanted to read more books by this author, and when I read the reviews on this series, I just had to give it a go. We will definitely continue with this trilogy. Pratchett's writing is more accessible for children in this book than in his adult books, which is to be expected, but having said that he never 'dumbs down' his writing. My son has occassionally asked what a word, or sometimes a phrase, has meant and I think Pratchett strikes a balance between writing for children whilst perhaps increasing their vocabulary and understanding. I loved that we are watching the nomes world evolve around them, and at times this has led to some interesting discussions. Absolutely brilliant.