‘It’s the funniest book I’ve ever read, after Garfield’… never has there been greater praise for a book given by a six year old.
Danny Dingle’s fantastic finds: The Metal Mobile is funny, quick paced and outright ridiculous. It really is a perfect book for every child (and adult) who cannot get enough of fart jokes. Danny, like most children, is determined to be a super-secret spy and work for his favourite superhero Metal Face. His inquisitive nature is paired perfectly with his father’s questionable inventing skills (there’s a touch of Stu Pickles in him) and his dim witted best friend Percy’s loyal willingness.
When a chance to attend Metalway arises, Danny and Percy must put their super inventing skillset to good use, especially when faced against their arch-enemy smug, twit faced Gareth Trumpshaw.
The book is filled to the brim with quirky doodles (not unlike those in the Diary of a wimpy kid series) and an array of bold, dramatic fonts. Visually it is like taking a sneaky peek into an eight year old’s diary, and effectively that is just what it is. Mum always says NO, dad always says yes (when mum isn’t around), elastic bands open up a realm of inventing possibilities and a telepathic, genius toad named ‘Superdog’ is an appropriate pet.
Dylan read the entire book in one night and is itching to get his hands on the second and third books of the series.