Publication Date: 30 September 2021
Rita may be a baby, but she has the mind (and attitude) of a teenager. She may be new to walking but she’s as wise-crackingly clever as anyone in Key Stage 3. She knows she is not a normal toddler but when her parents disappear and a sinister clown and an ice-cream van seem to be hunting her down, even a soft-play centre might not be safe…
It will take all Rita’s cunning and resourcefulness, as well as a cat flap, a mobility scooter and a reluctant teenage sidekick, to defeat an evil conspiracy and a crazy genius villain.
Smart, sassy humour abounds in this riotous romp of a story that had me laughing out loud.
Daniel has created a character you will be routing for from the very beginning. I adore Rita; self-assured, ingenious and not afraid to take on her enemies, she is definitely not your everyday toddler. She learns quickly to take advantage of every situation she find herself in, and adapts to every challenge thrown her way. I love the way she outsmarts the not so nice teenager, James. This is a toddler you will learn determination and perseverance from and laugh while you’re doing it.
With an evil villain intent on ridding the world of the problem of childhood, discussions about creating “superbabies” may well crop up along the way.
This will make a hilarious class read with a team of toddlers children and adults alike will adore. I’d love to know what she gets up to next.
Great for fans of:
- Mo, Lottie And The Junkers by Jennifer Killick
- Vi Spy: Licence To Chill by Maz Evans
- Night Of The Living Ted by Barry Hutchison
Huge thanks to Firefly Press for sending me an uncorrected proof and inviting me to take part in the blog tour for Little Horror. Do make sure you check out all of the other stops.