Illustrations – Jules Faber
The WeirDo books always make me smile and this one was no exception. I don’t care what Weir and his friends and family get up to because no matter what, I feel like the world is a brighter, shinier place after spending some time with them.
Anh ‘Can-Do-No-Wrong’ Do has done it again in Messy Weird! The Do family have just moved house and there are a lot of chores to complete. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Weir realises he doesn’t have enough money to get his Mum a special present. Armed with a list of chores, the promise of pocket money and friends Bella and Henry to add some laughs, Weir sets out to make his Mum proud of him.
Including plenty of the quirky illustrations I’ve come to love in Anh Do’s books and the splashes of colour amongst the black and white (this book features bright yellow), the kids do their best as they deal with an exploding vacuum, a washing machine disaster and other funny household mishaps. They even find instructions for buried treasure!
My favourite illustration puts a new spin on a wild goose chase, with jet powered roller skates and a skateboard ridden by geese with Viking helmets. I just love the way illustrator Jules Faber brings Anh’s WeirDo-ness to life.
I’m ready for book 11 now!
Once Upon a Blurb
The Do family has a messy new house to clean up! Weir, Bella and Henry decide to do some extra work to earn pocket money. But can they handle wild lawns, dirty dishes and a vacuum cleaner explosion? It won’t be easy … but it will be FUNNY!