Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Chop-Chop, Mad Cap! The book!
When Madgie Cappock (aka Mad Cap) and her best friend Norbert Soup set up the Rent-a-Hero Agency, they think they’re ready for anything.
Not quite though, what with the local butcher disappearing, Madgie's big brother swearing revenge on the Rent-a-Hero team and one purple-haired granny with murder in her eye giving Mad Cap a job. Just as well Madgie’s a superhero and Norbert's a genius, right?Chop-Chop, Mad Cap! is available in all good bookshops, online and from the publishers, Little Island.And here's a little bit of praise if you need more convincing...
'This is a thoroughly enjoyable read for young, confident readers. Mad Cap is personable, funny and the kind of girl you'd want to have around. The setting and events provide great excitement. It can be difficult to find a book with a central girl character that is strong, likable and true to life. But here she is! The flow of the story and the relationship between the characters make it highly suitable for boys and girls alike. And the presentation of the book adds to this notion, as the illustrations and cover do not rely on a feminine 'pink-girly' image, even though the central character is a girl. A great, new read... but be prepared for your own little super-heroes to be inspired into action. Utterly recommended!!' Mary Esther Judy, Dubray Books Galway
'... a really fun, light-hearted, wacky read' Sunday Independent'... its zany capers will amuse readers of eight plus.' Sarah Webb, Irish Independent'Lively illustrations make this wacky début appeal to Clarice Bean and Judy Moody nuts.' Primary Times'... this book takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of Barnaby Street. The bold graphic quality of the illustrations captures the ups and downs of the lovable heroine and her imaginative escapades.' Bookfest 2012 Recommended Reads Age 9-11'Chop-chop, Mad Cap! is written by a French author living in Dublin, who has completely captured her adopted language and humour. The plot is fun, silly and hilarious. ... it is written with an incredibly funny sense of humour. It is a book that will appeal equally to boys and girls ...' The School Librarian