Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure Hardcover – 4 August 2020
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- Publisher : Puffin (4 August 2020)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0241458811
- ISBN-13 : 978-0241458815
- Reading age : 6 - 14 years
- Item Weight : 282 g
- Dimensions : 13.8 x 2.4 x 20.4 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Generic Name : Book
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everyone should read it (-; (-:
Filled with the imagination of Rowley and also the help from Greg, this book is truly to be a good read...
It's like the fantasy novels, but a little childish and a touch from Rowley...
If you ask me, the break between the story and Rowley's time, was a bit of a problem, but the story does make up for it making it a must read...
Should read this if your a Wimpy Kid fan, or more, a Rowley Jefferson fan...
As if the word itself reflects the neglect these secondary protagonists face.
Don't they deserve to be the face of the story too? Haven't they been sidelined because of some twist of fate or a required plot point? And more importantly, aren't they protagonists in their own story? So why should the story be all about the so called heroes or our protagonists?
Swarming flocks of soldiers standing on either side of the battlefield. Every single pair of eyes keen and aware and bloodshot. They were born for this. They will die for this. As Captain Samuel raised his sword, the soldiers charged. It was a battle for glory, for superiority, for the nation. Did you see? We don't give two cents about those millions of nameless soldiers. All we care about is that one man. Why is the lives of those soldiers expendable and not of that captain?
After all, what is Sherlock Holmes without John Watson, Frodo without Sam, Ram without Lakshman, Liesel without Rudy, Harry without Ron and Hermione, Han Solo without Chewbacca, Achilles without Patroclus, and Batman without Robin?
Or as in this context, what is Greg without Rowley? The latter, who mostly comes off as a stupid comic relief in the Wimpy Kid series, gets to share his own viewpoint via the Awesome Friendly Kid series.
Coming to the book now, while I preferred the first one, this is quite funny in a silly sort of way.
The book begins with Rowley writing a mediaeval fantasy story before, as usual, Greg jumps in the bandwagon and decides that he should turn it into a global phenomenon (the ever dreamer!). Book rights, movies, toys, merchandise: he brings it all in for a story Rowley intended to be read by his dad only.
"I said there aren't any seahorses in the story but Greg said that didn't MATTER because once someone buys the book you've got their money."
What ensues is a messy mashup of a story which is (largely) influenced by what's happening in Rowley's life. As always, the book is written in a way to be devoured in one sitting, rejuvenating you in the process.
Top reviews from other countries
aaanyway, I would like to say how awesome this book was and how much I enjoyed it. here we go…
- creative ideas
- goofy illustrations
- quirky writing style
- great ending
hmm where are all the bad stuff?
yep, looks like there's no bad stuff at all in this book…
welp, looks like i gotta get going then, see y'all later!
He’ll love it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 September 2020
He’ll love it.
He is not a book worm and reading anything other than the Beano is a chore for him but he loved this and read if from cover to cover.
My older son, now 13 is a book worm and worked his way through the series a few years ago, he read this one in an an hour or so.
Both boys also enjoy the audio book versions which they have listened to time and time again.
I love reading adventure books so the wimpy kid world and adventures oh boy you will want to get your hands on this book
Good things: everything
Bad things: nothing
Luca caponi age 10