I was absolutely delighted when I stumbled upon this book during a scroll through my favourite genres. I was fangirling and squeeing for quite some time.
And today I finally had a chance to read the book, and I loved it just as much as I did the previous book!
So before I hit the good stuff, I really only had two things I didn’t quite like, and those things are the same problems I had in the first book. The fact that the school seemed to not care about the children’s education. Yes, there were some lessons, but I do wonder how these kids will fare when they have to go to higher education and thus go back to a normal school. Will they be all right? Will they be able to keep up? Add to that the hygiene. Really, quite a few kids were just disgusting. 😐
I know, this is a fiction book, and the school is meant to be silly, but I just can’t stop wondering about these things.
There, phew, that is out of the way! Now on to the fun stuff!
Dani! Our MC, and definitely my favourite character in the series. She learns a really valuable lesson in this one and I hope she won’t forget it. It was really fun to see her open up more and include the others in the project.
Plus I loved how happy she was. Yes, she still missed her mom (of course), she missed her friends, but she seemed to be having a lot of fun and she seemed to have found a place she loves.
She is still making stop-motion videos, and I had a laugh at her making little cows from potatoes and put them in a grassy field, all so her mom would have something else than white to look at. Aww, she is so sweet!
There is a big project, and our characters just have a few days to make a movie about their school and the surrounding area. You can imagine the chaos, and the problems that will arise. Not only that, but we also have the annoying other school also in the village (I see they are still thinking there is some sort of rivalry going on, oh dear), and that causes some problems (though kudos to Granny for what she did in retaliation, I snorted my water all over (was able to dodge my tablet, thankfully) when those parts came up. Oh good grief, Granny, thousand points and a goat to you. 😛
I loved the project, it was just so much fun to see them work hard at getting something, at showing their love for St. Grizzle’s.
Plus when the movie was shown, it was just brilliance (especially with the tiny kids in the backgrounds), and I wouldn’t have minded seeing it for myself.
The title already says it all, we are getting a surprise visit from Granny, and she came in at the right time. Not only could Dani use some family time, but the school is also in need for someone like Granny. At times I found her a bit annoying, but I could see that she meant it all well, so I could forgive her easily. I had a laugh at how Granny came to be at the school though.
I also adore the cover, it is just fabulous. Just like the illustrations (which once again are all over the place in this book) are fantastic.
And then there are a ton of other fun/good/wonderful things about this book, and I will just name a few in quick succession as I don’t want the review to get too long; Lulu, Toshio (I see he still hasn’t mastered English at all), the Newts, the school, the goat (still eating everything I see), the socks of doom room, the chaos!
I am so excited to see that there will be a new book coming for this series! Squee! I can’t wait!
I would highly recommend this book to everyone!