Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Worst Band in the UniverseThe Worst Band in the Universe by Graeme Base

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very different and clever book aimed at year 5/6 children but obviously able to be enjoyed by adults like me.

The book is amazingly illustrated and tells the tale of a young alien musician who lives on a planet where musical innovation is illegal. It is written in rhyming prose and it isn't short so to maintain the rhyming couplets and make them interesting and funny was impressive.

This book is quite hard to read because of the unusual sentence structure, quite sophisticated vocabulary and the use of numerous made up words, but once you get into the groove, it's a fascinating story. Very entertaining.

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