Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Book Review: The Spectacular Spencer Gray by Deb Fitzpatrick (For Middle Readers)

Spencer Gray is back in this highly-anticipated second book in the series - the first, The Amazing Spencer Gray, was released in 2013. 
Spencer is just an ordinary young boy who happens to find himself in some rather extraordinary situations. 
This time round, he is at primary school enjoying a game of soccer with his friends when he notices some suspicious activity at the BBO - bush behind the oval.
Spencer discovers that there is an operation to smuggle one of Australia's most endangered mammals out of the country, but he decides not to alert his parents.
Instead, he confides in his friends, Charlie and Leon, who offer to help Spencer.
But will Spencer be able to pull off something spectacular in order to save the very rare Gilbert's Potoroo? Be prepared to be taken on a wild adventure as Spencer attempts to save the day!

This book is suitable for readers aged 8-12 years old, and I like how Deb has chosen an endangered animal that many would not have heard of (myself included). It is a great way to bring awareness to young children about our beautiful Australian wildlife, and the ways we can protect these creatures. 
Spencer's bravery and determination are highly admirable qualities, making him a great role model. 
The Spectacular Spencer Gray is released this July through Fremantle Press, and has an RRP of $14.99
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