Gorgeous George and the Giant Geriatric Generator

I am very lucky that my son loves to read (when he can be torn from his XBox), so when we were asked to review some books we jumped at the chance.

Gorgeous George and the Giant Geriatric Generator is written by Stuart Reid and is aimed at children aged 9+ and is full of bogies, baddies, bagpipes and bums!  Farting, false teeth and fun……..what more could your child ask for?

The story begins when George witnesses something rather disturbing from his window late one night.  People are disappearing fast and no-one seems to care!

From the sniggers and guffaws coming from Kian’s direction when he read this book, I can tell it was funny and he was enjoying it.  When asked what it was about, all I seem to get is a comment about a burning brown bag of poo?

The characters are fun, well described and colourful and a firm favourite is Grandpa Jock who helps George solve the mysteries (and deafens the town with his bagpipe playing).  There are also fab illustrations by Calvin Innes throughout, which helps the story to come alive.

Kian is 12 and was gripped by this book, and despite it being almost 300 pages long, he finished it in a few days which is always a good sign that the book is good.

If you want to encourage your child to read, then this is a great book to ask Santa to put in their stocking – after all, if Santa recommends it – it has to be good!!

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