"The format of short chapters, large type size, and interspersed full-paged illustrations is suited to readers moving into chapter books, but there isn't really enough action or humor here for most kids. (Fiction. 8-10)"
King-Smith's (The Roundhill, 2000, etc.) reliable fantasies usually focus on an animal with a special talent: a green mouse, an alien rabbit, and of course, that famously chatty, sheep-herding pig.
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