CBBC Office: Book Club: Muddle Earth
Hi everyone, Katie here! Welcome to the second CBBC Book Club meeting.
This week we're reading Muddle Earth by Paul Stuart and Chris Riddell. I've just finished reading it and I've put my review in the link below.
Get your hands on a copy of the book, have a read then write a comment below. I'll read your comments on Friday 2nd August.
- What did you think about Muddle Earth?
- Who were your favourite characters and why?
- What do you think is the most crazy, fantastical place in the whole of Muddle Earth?
- Did reading this book make you want more?
One more thing, I’ve replied to some of your comments on last week’s book.
Muddle Earth is about a medieval fantasy world that ordinary schoolboy Joe is introduced to by the talentless wizard Randalf in the hope that he can become ‘warrior-hero’ Joe the Barbarian and fight evil and specifically, the not-so-sinister sounding villain Dr Cuddles!
I enjoyed reading Muddle Earth and really liked the fantasy aspect of the book and the descriptions of the world and its quirks. The names of characters and places in particular are very funny, such as ‘Norbert the Not-Very-Big’ (an ogre who is very large, but not quite as mighty as most ogres!) and Mount Boom (a mountain that goes ‘boom’, of course!).
There are lots of great characters in the book and I love the fact that the magical ones are all a bit hopeless! Joe himself is not exactly warrior material, and Randalf is always getting his magic wrong! I like the character of Veronica because she is cheeky and sarcastic and keeps everyone on their toes, and Ingrid is great because she stirs up trouble with her demanding ways!
What I wished there was more of in this book was descriptions of Joe’s feelings – he’s gone from walking his dog and worrying about handing in his essay to finding himself dressed in a saucepan and a dustbin lid, expected to fight dragons! It would have been nice to hear more of the story from Joe’s point of view to understand how he might be feeling!
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