JOHN KELLY & CATHY
TINCKNELL SCOOP! AN EXCLUSIVE BY MONTY MOLENSKI
Templar (Age range: 8+)
Monty Molenski is a mole on a
mission. Ghosts…monsters…conspiracy theories…junior reporter Monty knows that they’re real. If he can just prove it to his editor at The Daily Roar,
perhaps he’ll get the front page scoop he’s always dreamed of – and the respect
he deserves. Then, one night, Monty’s colleagues all head off to a mysterious
meeting, and convinced he is finally going to get his scoop, Monty follows
them. But will he miss the real story?
This is a quality
production with a layout that is easy to follow, a speedy, gripping feel to it,
and big meaty spreads which incorporate lots of interesting detail. The
characterisation is great: its use of animals to depict different traits is
very well done, and the notepad device is also very clever. This very visually
literate book is also laugh-out-loud funny.