Thursday, August 17, 2017

Book Review: The Splendid Baron Submarine by Eric Bower

**I received a digital copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

This is the 2nd book in the Bizarre Baron Adventures, and I can't wait for more. I am reading these to my 11 year old son, and my 8 year old, who rarely follows along is being sucked in as well.

Poor W.B. is such a normal kid, with brilliant parents. He ends up going along with them on all sorts of strange adventures. When his teacher asks him what he did on summer vacation, he ends up in trouble because she assumes he is making up stories.

I love how silly everything gets. Like he is the only one who will fit in the underwater suit. He ends up between a shark and an eel. His father falls in love with a monkey, whom he names Waldo because he always wanted a son named Waldo.  Which really makes W.B. mad, because his name IS Waldo.

It makes us all laugh, and we end up reading through this faster than any other story. It's light and easy going.