Sunday, 3 November 2013

Book Review - Demon Dentist by David Walliams (age 9+)

When we were asked to review the latest David Walliams book, Demon Dentist, I knew it would be right up Tamsin's street.

Tamsin has read quite a few of his books now (see his website for other titles), and is definitely leaning towards comedy as a theme in her reading. Walliams is a captivating writer and we read it together in stages over a few bedtimes - Tamsin would read some and then I or Mr C would read some.

It's aimed at 9+ and I'd say that's a good target market. There was drama, full-on action and plenty of sniggering, with a very sad bit towards the end (not wanting to spoil it for you but to be fair, it caught me unawares!). Maybe one to talk through with your children if they are particularly sensitive, prone to nightmares or already scared of the dentist....

If you are still trying to keep the tooth fairy story alive in your house, you may want to skip a page. I tried to read the words quickly as I realised what was coming but I fear the myth was blown. Still, she is 8, what age is the tooth fairy supposed to be good until anyhow?!

We really enjoyed this book and will look forward to his future novels. This can be purchased for a bargain £5 from Amazon right now (I can't control how long that price will last sorry!) by clicking here!

Disclaimer: we were sent this book for the purpose of this review, but all views expressed are our own.