Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Whacko by Dave Caddy ★ ★ ★★


STRANGE AND WILD
Reviewed by Annabelle (Aged 10)  Meet Annabelle

Whacko is a very adventurous and wild book. It was written by David Caddy, who used to teach at our school, Our Lady of Assumption in Dianella Perth.  He is now teaching at St Peter’s, so it is great to be able to read local author’s books.
 It’s all about a family with six kids; Jo, James, Justin, Jade and the twins Joshua and Janelle (who are only babies). The four older kids notice that their parents have been doing the strangest things, mum’s eating pig brains and dad’s losing his mind.
The kids get really suspicious about all this strange things that are happening and they try to work out what is going on.
 I think that this was a great book and everyone that is the age of 10-13 should read it!
Read more about Whacko and David Caddy the author and his other books.  CLICK HERE

Thank you to FREMANTLE PRESS for our review copy. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Caddy was born in 1962, in Perth, Western Australia. He worked for a number of years in computing, but is now a primary school teacher who writes madly in the holidays. He is married to Liz and they have four children named Ben, Meg, Daniel and Joe.
Favourite Food: Mashed spud with a dash of milk, a sprinkle of salt, and loads of butter, pepper and cheese. Pet Hate: Not being able to wear casual clothes all the time. Hobbies: Spending time with his family, writing, and surfing.

Awards
David Caddy’s book The Reef was short listed in the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards 2006
He was also the Winner, WAYRBA Hoffman Award, 2002