The Kaboom Kid: Hit For Six by David Warner with JS Black
Published by Simon & Schuster
Davey Warner is a cricket-mad 11 year old who loves playing cricket and wants to play it every second he can. In this book, which is one of a series, he bets that he can hit six Sixes in a game but gets worried when he gets banned from cricket because his dog ripped up the green at lawn bowls.
I thought this was a really good book and the characters were well-developed. I expected it to be much simpler, but I was surprised by how well-written it was and how much I liked it. It's not something I would normally pick up because I don't usually read sports books, but I'm glad I did. I particularly liked the feel of the story - it moved pretty fast.
I would say that it helps to know a bit about cricket to understand what's happening, but I think people who like sport would love this book. I think it is suitable for ages 8+ and my little brother will really like it.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: David Warner with JS Black
Illustrator: Jules Faber
Title: The Kaboom Kid: Hit For Six
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: March 2015