Crawf’s Kick it to Nick- The Fanged Footys by Shane Crawford & Adrian Beck
Published by Penguin Books Australia
I read The Fanged Footys one of eight chapter books in the series Crawf’s Kick it to Nick by Shane Crawford and Adrian Beck. In this book the main character Nick and his friends play AFL football for their school team “The Crocs”. In this story they not only have to prepare for their final season game, but they also have to find and destroy some infected footballs that have grown fangs and are on the loose!
My favourite part of this story is when Nick has to find the fanged footy accidentally taken by his school principal. In this part Nick has to sneak into the principal’s office and find the football. So he doesn’t get caught he hides in the ceiling with the football. While in the ceiling the football grows fangs and tries to attack him!
There are a few illustrations in this book but not many. They help show how scary the fanged footys are. I really like the cover of this book. It looks very exciting and scary.
I love AFL football and I love reading about it. I read a lot of AFL books.This is the first time I have read a book in the Crawf’s series and I really liked it. I play football in a team and love the idea of the footballs being alive. I found the story easy to read and not too long.
I think kids who love AFL would love to read this book or maybe another book in the series. Thumbs up!
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Shane Crawford & Adrian Beck
Title: Crawf’s Kick it to Nick- The Fanged Footys
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Published: February 2015