OMG, finally I could read this second book. I have read the first one in 2018 and really had a lot of fun reading it. This time it seemed instead of short stories we get one long story and I was delighted. What kind of tricks would Bad Nana be up to this time.
I loved seeing everyone getting ready for the fair. Picking pets for the pet shows, baking pies and yummy food, I wasn’t sure why a tombola with boring stuff would be popular (yes, I was agreeing fully with Jeanie), we see outfits being made, and then it is time for the fair. I had a laugh at how organised the mom was and how she had a whole battle plan. 😛 Go mom, go!
The fair seemed so much fun, with plenty of fun contests/competitions, shows in between (I loved that group that did the synchronised swimming, ON LAND!), and more.
I loved Bad Nana and was curious to see how long it would take her to go full NOPE mode. It reminded me a bit of an anime Mob Pscyho 100 in which the MC tries to suppress his emotions but when his suppressed emotions reach 100% oh be warned everyone around him.
I loved what she did at the end when she reached her 100%. Oh my! Go Bad Nana!
I also had a few giggles at the announcements. 😛
But sorry, Mrs. Farquar-Haha just annoyed the hell out of me and I was wondering how in the name of all that is holy she was able to do all the crap she did in this book? I am sorry, but why didn’t someone step up and tell her to stop? Why didn’t the ones that organised the fair not step in? It was just ridiculous and while I could understand 2 contests, I just didn’t get why she was there almost up to the end. I get that she is probably a bit frightening, but be strong and do something.
Same goes for Georgina. I can’t wait until she is older and sees that not everything is life is about cheating and bribes and bullying. Though I actually hope that she will get some good karma quicker than that.
Sadly, this spoiled my enjoyment quite a bit, I think if that old lady had had her comeuppance a bit sooner I would have rated the book higher, maybe a 4 maybe even a 4.5.
But despite the cranky old lady and her terrible grandchild this was a fun book with tons of fun illustrations, bright colours, family love, a grandma with a penchant for pranks, and boy I want to go to that fair (if that old hag isn’t around of course). I can’t wait for the next book in the series.