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I can't wait another year for the next Jiggy McCue book!
on 21 August 2007
I have read all the Jiggy McCue stories and love them all. My mum also loves Jiggy. When she reads to me she sometimes can't carry on for laughing.
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