The Midnight Gang By David Walliams 

midnight-gangWhat the Publisher says about the book: Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for… the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning…

When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children’s ward… But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!

The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward – and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic – and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone’s Christmas.

What I Thought: It was a very different David Walliams book. It still had the creepy person they don’t trust, a long introduction and, of course, Raj and his so called deals! I love the way his books are illustrated by the imaginative Tony Ross. The book itself was a good read but is not one of my favourites. Billionaire Boy is still one of my favourites. I loved how the Matron stole the chocolate off George and then ate it all for herself. The hard back edition still has the free hospital dinner which is always good fun (particularly if you cant taste anything!!). And the actual cover includes a different illustration than the dust jacket, the fun illustration of the Midnight gang chasing Nelly the 99 year old hanging for her life onto Helium balloons.

Score: 3.5/5 cow bells

My recommended age range: 8 + years old

Released: November 2016

Note: image has been sourced from publishers

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