What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark

What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark
Received: Library (Audiobook)
Division 2 & 3
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Publisher: LittleBrown
4 out of 5 stars

The Blurb:
“The sofa wasn’t there on Monday but it was there on Tuesday.” River, Freak, and Fiona discover a rare zucchini-coloured crayon in the sofa that mysteriously appeared at their bus-stop, and it quickly puts them in the centre of a dastardly plot to take over the world. Because of course it does.

The Nitty-Gritty:
Whenever I thought: OK, there is no possible way that this book could get more ridiculous; it did. I mean, we’ve got an entire town participating in flash mobs singing obscure showtunes, a talking domino, a sofa that can move on its own, and a plan to catch an evil mastermind that hinges on the sale of a zucchini coloured crayon. But it works. This book works so well – because it’s written in a way that completely respects the way that a ten-year old’s imagination works.

All of the ridiculous elements of the plot are treated with sincerity, because this is just the kind of story that a ten year old would tell.

The Verdict:
If you’re looking for a book to fire up the ol’ imagination, or to encourage a young writer, please check out What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World.

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