Speedy Spy by Susannah McFarlane
Published by Scholastic Australia
Seventh in the EJ Spy School series, Susannah McFarlane’s Speedy Spy has all the elements of a classic spy story – hidden headquarters, state-of-the-art gadgets and secret missions – in an action packed story about Emma Jacks (Agent EJ10) to suit early readers. Organised into four short chapters, Spy School features short sentences, age appropriate vocabulary, large print and illustrations that enhance readability.
As well as appealing to young readers who enjoy the familiarity of reading books in a series, Speedy Spy would be a useful addition to levelled school reading programs where the inclusion of high-interest, low reading age texts is vital.
It should be noted that through central character, Emma Jacks (Agent EJ10), the EJ Spy School Series offers young girls the chance to imagine themselves in active roles.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Susannah McFarlane
Illustrator: Dyani Stagg
Title: Speedy Spy
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: February 2015