Scholastic Children’s Books
Meet Spyder, reputedly the world’s smallest secret agent and penthouse flat resident at No. 7 Fleming Road wherein a special birthday is about to be celebrated.
Suddenly, as the agent has just settled down for a spot of reading she receives an urgent call from HQ.
Instantly, or almost so – it takes a little time to get those feet readjusted to work mode, and then to pack her spy-kit – she’s off on a mission to save Tom’s birthday cake from a disastrous attack by a dastardly buzzing insect going under the code name of Bluebottle.
It’s a hazardous chase with some pretty perilous moments. Not least this one …
There follow, clever moves on the part of Bluebottle, some wily thinking from Spyder and the occasional moment of fun for the agent;
but will it be enough to save the day and the cake?
And who actually gets the last laugh?
All this and more in a totally daft tale that’s a wonderful follow up to Matt’s debut Superbat.
There are some groan worthy puns, plenty of action of the comical kind, some splendidly silly speech bubbles, a show-stopping colour palette and endpapers packed with spy stuff. Another cracking read aloud from Carr who even adds a strategically placed word (or several) on the back cover warning about the folly of trying any of Spyder’s stunts – they’re for trained professionals only.