Author – A F Harrold
Age – 7+
Fizzlebert loves being part of the circus family he was born into. But sometimes he’d like someone his own age to talk to. When he meets some kids after a show, he enjoys their awe at how he puts his head in the lion’s jaws. But afterwards, when they make fun of his name, Fizzlebert is crushed. He soon discovers a library book one of the kids have dropped as they ran away, and on a friend’s advice, decides to return it. You’d think this would be a lot safer than putting your head in a lion’s mouth – But no! Fizzlebert finds himself tricked, kidnapped and locked away.
This story was jam-packed funny. A cross between Roald Dahl, Lemony Snickett and David Walliams. Excellent.
(Humour, Circus, Kidnap, Family, Escape)