Danny Best: Watch This!
ABC Books, 2020
304pp., pbk., RRP $A17.99
Danny Best doesn’t just think he’s THE BEST. He knows it! Best by name and best by reputation, he and his friends Fab, Clancy, Sticks, Dylan and Mae, plus trusty dog Pugsley, Danny turns every single day into one crazy adventure.
This is the fourth in this series ( Full On , Never Wrong, and Me First) written for “fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Weirdo” . With its mix of minimal text and monochromatic illustrations, this is another hilarious adventure that will appeal to boys moving from structured readers into the world of independence, wanting something that engages them but which doesn’t require long periods of solitary seclusion to absorb. Even though it has 304 pages, there are four separate stories within it, each told from Danny’s perspective and moving at a fast pace carried along by the graphics and the humour that its target audience thrives on.
If you’re looking for something to encourage your reluctant readers to read, then this is a series worth seeking out.