Top positive review
8 September 2018
The Creakers is so full of silly magic and moments that made me laugh out loud. One of my favourite things about Tom’s books is the humourous way he describes things. I can imagine it’d make its target audience howl with laughter (especially if their parents read it to them). There are even some jokes that maybe only adults will understand (for example, there’s a horribly rude TV show presenter called Piers Snoregan. You probably know who that’s a parody of)...
The adventure element is so much fun. Lucy is the perfect main character: she’s strong, feisty and confident, but not annoyingly so. She’s still unsure of her abilities, but she learns by the end just how much she’s really capable of. Just a warning to some younger children who might want to read The Creakers – there are some scary bits. But don’t worry – Lucy is here to save the day!
If you (or your children) love a book full of funny silliness, magical worlds, and (not-so-scary) monsters under your bed, then you’ll love The Creakers. It’s perfect for a Halloween read, or also great for any time of the year if you’re in the mood for something spooky!