Authors – Kate & Jol Temple
Age – 7+
Alice Toolie is mortified. Her arch enemy Jimmy Cook has found and read her diary. This is the final straw, and this means war!
But their teacher has decided that they need to put their differences aside and find out more about each other. Do they have anything in common? Could they be friends? They now must write letters to each other to find out.
Alice and Jimmy finally agree on something. This is the worst idea ever and their teacher must be bonkers! But the letters begin. Jimmy brags about all he knows about being a famous explorer, and Alice does all she can to pop his imaginative delusions.
But just as planned, they do find things in common – a ghost in the girl’s toilets, great ideas to make money for the school fete, and how to get their mothers to STOP being friends, and making them spend time together out of school as well!
It was great to see these characters in another story, after the hilarious Captain Jimmy Cook discovers Third Grade, and X marks the Spot. Alice loves sparkle, unicorns and positivity, and Jimmy is all about exploring, digging, and handling all the dangerous stuff. Their back and forth baiting banter is funny.
(Funny, Penpals, Letter, School, Nemesis, Enemy, School Fete, School Gala)