Ben Poole does his best to avoid his arch-enemy, Monty Grabbe, the school bully. However, when Ben causes Monty to break a tooth, he knows he's in serious trouble. Whilst trying to escape, Ben discovers a forest where he ends up dangling helplessly by his ankle in a trap.
Here he mets Herbert the wombat and the amazing, King Coo! With their support and friendship, the very ordinary Ben Poole defeats the bullies and foils the dastardly double-dealing of the Mayor to boot.
Told in words and pictures, this is a wonderfully funny story. King Coo's home is every child's dream- waterslides, an amazing tree house, rope ladders and all King Coo's incredible inventions, brilliantly brought to life by Adam Stower's imaginative and detailed drawings.
Told in relatively short, achievable chapters, the text and illustrations combine perfectly to keep the story moving at a pleasing pace, making this a great book for readers of all abilities. There are laughs on every page and the book is beautifully presented.
Coo is brave, resourceful and completely unique. Complete with beard, she (yes, she is a girl!) is full of tall tales and as Ben says, we 'don't know what's true about you and what's not!'
I am sure there will be more adventures to come about King Coo, Ben and Herbert!
King Coo by Adam Stower
published on the 4th May 2017
David Fickling Books ISBN: 978-1910200605
You can read our review of Grumbug by Adam Stower here.