Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Laziest Boy in the World by Wendy Orr
The title is a bit misleading as you will find out. Simon Brown is quite the reverse in fact. I found this little novel a little on the boring side to be quite honest, despite the quirky illustrations and all the strange and somewhat ridiculous inventions that Simon makes. The plot jumps around a lot and it's hard to really get to know any of the characters, except for maybe the manic dog, Tam, who terrorizes the Tupperware party. I pushed my way through the book to its painful conclusion. Read it and see what you think.