Return Of The PESTS by Emer Stamp

Publication Date: 5 August 2021

The Blurb

Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind YOUR washing machine. You wouldn’t know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden. That’s because Stix goes to P.E.S.T.S. – the Peewit Educatorium for Terrible Scoundrels – a school for pests in the basement of Peewit Mansions where Stix lives. At P.E.S.T.S. they teach you how to run around causing mischief without those pesky humans ever knowing you’re there. But now Peewit Mansions has a new landlord, the evil Colin Royale and his pet pooch The Duchess, and he wants everyone out – pests included. Stix and his friends are going to have to scare them away if they want to save their home and school. Sounds like a job for the PESTS…

The Review

We adored PESTS at school this year, as one of the books shortlisted for the 7-9 category in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards, so I was delighted to receive it’s sequel in the post, and know the children will be queueing up to borrow it.

Fast paced, funny and full of fabulous illustrations, Stix and his friends are back with more hilarious antics in a bid to save their home from perma-tanned and ultra clean Colin. Mischief and mayhem abound as the sweet little youngsters, and Maximus, ignore all of the old rules, including the one about looking dogs in the eye.

Resilience and determination, friendship and family underpin this joyous story that is sure to be a firm favourite with younger readers looking for a longer chapter book to lose themselves in and laugh along with.

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Huge thanks to Hodder Children’s Books for sending me a finished copy.