The Mad Moon Mission – review and giveaway

You all know that Monkey’s reading journey has been a long one.  He loves books, just not the reading of them. He recently moved up another band in his school reading books, and I know that free reading chapter books are on the horizon.  So I’m trying to put more emphasis on me reading him chapter books at home, than picture books, to form part of that transition.  We’ve been enjoying The Mad Moon Mission lately, and it’s really rather good.

The Mad Moon Mission

Aimed at children aged 7 years and over, The Mad Moon Mission is written by Andrew Guile and features over 150 illustrations from Curt Walstead.  This is the second installment in the The Amazing Adventures of Skinny Finny and Super Spy Wobblebottom.  We’ve not read the first book, The Crazy Christmas Caper, but it hasn’t hindered the enjoyment as we’ve read The Mad Moon Mission together.

Published through Matador at the end of January, we meet up with Skinny Finny and his twin brother Tubby. They’ve been reunited with their parents and have just moved to a plush apartment overlooking The Shard, in the centre of London. It would appear that the first book must have followed the boys as they rescued their parents from the evil clutches of Dr Buttscratcher.  In The Mad Moon Mission, the parents have promised the boys that they won’t leave them again, but it isn’t long before they are called away on another secret mission. This time, it relates to something secret in space. The boys, who don’t always see eye to eye, are disappointed to say the least and want an adventure of their own.

The Mad Moon Mission

There’s lots of funny moments as Skinny Finny and Tubby team up with the British Agent, Super Spy Wobblebottom to thwart their arch-enemy Dr Buttscratcher. Let’s face it, the character names alone have been enough to have my 7-year-old Monkey in fits of giggles.  The writing is perfect for children of that age group and he’s loved me reading it to him.

Can the boys save the world from Dr Buttscratcher and his plans for world domination?  With messages of good and evil as well as loyalty and revenge, The Mad Moon Mission is a full on action packed read, and one we can give a big thumbs up to.  Priced at £8.99 for the paperback version, I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference.

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I’ve teamed up with Matador to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win a copy of The Mad Moon Mission .  Complete the Gleam form below and it could be you.  Good luck!

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The Mad Moon Mission

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

84 thoughts on “The Mad Moon Mission – review and giveaway

  1. i think it would have to be mars to search for the martian life and if found to do comparisons to earth x

  2. I’d visit Button Moon to bring back Mr. Spoon, then drop the garbage off with The Clangers…or am I confusing them with the Wombles? Then I’d take a well earned break on the planet Risa from the Star Trek universe 😉

  3. Mars, as it’s the next big one..only a matter of time til NASA launch a rocket I reckon, would love to be on it!

  4. I’d love to go to Mars because it’s always fascinated me – I even wrote a book set on Mars when I was a child! And I’d love to see if there really are “men from Mars” 🙂

  5. I would not want to go to another planet, what I would like is to go around earth, and see what it will look like

  6. Since I was little girl I’ve always wanted to travel to Mars, hoping to see Aliens lol
    Space has always fascinated me. Now our little boy is like mummy.

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