The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing by Barry Hutchison

July 18, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing by Barry HutchisonThe Swivel-Eyed Ogre Thing by Barry Hutchison
Published by Nosy Crow on 4th June 2015
Genres: Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Humour
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased from Amazon
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There's nothing Benjamin Blank likes more than a brilliant adventure, with loads of monsters and fighting and danger. So when local trolls start disappearing, Ben suspects foul play and sets off to solve the mystery.

And that's how he meets the Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing. And gets a bit more fighting and danger than he'd bargained for...

reviewReviewed by Alex – age 7

*My mum bought me a paperback copy of this book from Amazon*

I normally read non-fiction books because I like finding out about how things work and how animals are born and grow, but since I read The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing a couple of weeks ago I haven’t read a single non-fiction book! I got my mum to buy me The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing from Amazon instead! She’s the best mum, and she loves reading too, so I knew she’d say yes when I asked her!

The characters in The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing are the same as the ones in The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing. There’s Benjamin, Paradise, Wesley, Uncle Tavish and the Mayor of Loosh. It’s the bad guys that are different this time and there are TWO of them! There’s the Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing and Antagonus. Antagonus is the Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing’s master and he tells him what to do.

My favourite character is still Benjamin. I liked him in The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing because he was brave and now I like him in The Swivel-Eyed Ogre-Thing because he does awesome things like throw explodi-toads at Antagnous! My favourite part in this book was when Antagonus got hit in the groin by a goat! This made me laugh really loud because I had a feeling that groin meant someone’s widgy area. When I asked my mum, she told me I was right! Oooooh, ouch!

I would recommend this book to other kids if they like to laugh when reading a book. I told my brother, who’s 9, to read The Shark-Headed Bear-Thing and this one. He liked them just as much as me and we laughed about our favourite parts.  This one made me laugh a lot and it has farting in it. I would give this book 6 stars, not 5, because I really liked it.

About Barry Hutchison

Barry lives in Fort William with his partner, Fiona, and their two children, Kyle and Mia. He enjoys reading comics, eating seafood and writing about himself in the third person. His biggest fear is that someone will someday discover how much fun his job is and immediately put a stop to it. His second biggest fear is squirrels.

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