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
4 out of 5 stars
“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.
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.
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.