Review for Kevin’s Great Escape

Review for Kevin’s Great Escape

Kevin's Great Escape, Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Purple, Pony, Flying, Boy, Banner, Children's Books, Fantasy, Humour, Illustrations, FriendshipA brand-new Kevin book… this time he gets ponynapped by a popstar and her manager!

I read this book in Dutch, but will be writing this review in English. I definitely want to add this book to my shelves. I just decided to go for the Dutch edition because I just wasn’t getting to buying the English book (I got so many other books that demand to be bought) and libraries here don’t really buy a lot of English books.

We continue the story after the events of the last one. We see Kevin and his best friend Max and his family. All seems quiet, until the world-famous superstar Misty pops up in town and she is ready to add some new creatures to her new home + big garden. And so begins a brand-new adventure in which Kevin gets captured and Max and his sister have to save the day. I was excited by the whole premise and I was delighted to see new characters pop up. A mermaid, a faun with fabulous sweaters/vests that I would love to wear or make (give me the pattern), a dragon, a gorgon (with a twist that absolutely delighted me and I was proud what she did). Eep! I just love the fantastical world that Philip and Sarah make and how much more potential there is for further stories.

The rescue was wonderful and I loved the plan Max and Daisy had.

Oh, and I loved seeing the guinea pigs again. Those silly adventurous critters, though I do feel for their owner.

BTW, I loved Misty and I had a quick inkling on what was going on with her and that manager of hers. I won’t spoil anything of course. You will just have to read this book and find out.

I have to say I wasn’t a big fan of Daisy in this book. I get that she was totally crazy for that popstar, but if your parents and everyone else have said no to the whole bringing Kevin to a popstar, don’t do it. That is just dumb. I get she is a kid, I get that she is totally infatuated, but this just frustrated me. I was just rolling my eyes.

The illustrations were once again fab! As expected. 🙂

All in all, I hope we get more Kevin books. What is next? Will we see Misty again? Will we see any of the other characters again? I would like so.
I would recommend this book to everyone looking for a fun and magical book with plenty of cookies.

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