Wheelnuts! Craziest Race On Earth by Knife and Packer
Published by Scholastic Australia
Meet the Wheelnuts: The zany characters in another delightfully illustrated chapter book, by Knife and Packer.
First we have the Rust Bucket 3000, driven by Nutz and Boltz, then we have The Wheel Deal, driven by Dustin Grinner and Miley Twinkles, followed by Dino Wagon, driven by Turbo Rex and Flappy, and how could we pass by The Flying Nappy, driven by Gurgle and Blurp. In the rear we have The Supersonic Sparkler, driven by Nelly and Dee Dee, followed by The Jumping Jalopy, driven by the grandfather and grandson team.
Spookytania is the scariest racetrack on Earth, and the Wheelnuts: Craziest Race On Earth, will be hosted by none other than Wheelie, a billionaire with obviously far too much money. The only rule in the race, is that there are no rules.
You can imagine the chaos that ensues, as each of the zany racer’s, attempts to win with whatever gadget, or gizmo their super machines are fitted with. There are fireworks displays, giant chopping tools, super drying magic power, to name a few, all deployed with the intention to foible the other racer’s as they battle on the spookiest track in the world.
Along the way, there are haunted forests and a challenge room called the Super-Mega-Help-I-Want-My-Mummy-Terror, which all the Wheelnuts must face in order to continue the race. There are even a super villains, intent on ruining their billionaire brother’s Craziest Race In The World plans.
I can’t tell you who wins, as that would spoil the spectacular ending, but I can tell you, this was a hoot of a read. It reminded me of the old Wacky Races, cartoons that I watched when I was a kid.
While reading, one can’t help narrating the whole tale, just like one of those excited racing car announcers. I actually read this with my 3.5 year old aloud, and she was absolutely entranced by the story.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Knife and Packer
Title: Wheelnuts! Craziest Race On Earth
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: November 2014