*WARNING this review may contain spoilers*
And Jake Makes Three written by Sue Whitaker is a tale involving adventure, mystery and even danger. This book takes you on a journey from start to finish.
Follow Sam, Jess and Jake the dog on their first of many adventures they have at Talltrees.
Jess and Sam are travelling down from the hustle and bustle of London to spend 3 weeks with their Gran at her quiet, countryside cottage, Talltrees.
All seems normal until Sam spots something unusual coming from the nearby woodland, with adventure in his heart he tells Jess and then the adventure begins.
I really enjoyed the adrenaline rush I got when reading this book, although it is a Children’s book I actually really enjoyed reading it as an adult. The way Sue writes the book makes it easy for Children to understand and also keeps adults engrossed in it.
You never know what is going to happen in this tale, I was worried that it would be similar to other Children’s books where you can easily tell what the ending will be but I was pleasantly surprised when my guesses were incorrect, every page I turned I was more and more intrigued as to what was actually going to happen.
And Jake Makes Three is filled with danger, but not the kind you would expect. When I hear that books are based around danger or scary adventures it would put me off even thinking about buying it for any of the Children in my family as I fear it would keep them up at night but this danger isn’t like that.
It certainly isn’t a ‘boring’ danger, in fact it’s completely the opposite of boring. I liked the style of danger that Sue Whitaker has brought into this book. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat but making me want to read more and more.
My inner adventurous child came out and I ended up putting myself into Jess’ shoes, imagining if that was me and my younger sibling, what would I have done? Would I have been so brave? Would I handle it differently? It really got my imagination going so I can only imagine what a child would be thinking and how exciting their thoughts would be.
This book is definitely a page turner and as a short read it’s a nice easy choice for Children, ensuring they won’t get intimidated by a huge novel.
Encouraging Children to read is a very important thing, especially with the technology in 2017 it’s hard to get a Child to read a book at all. And Jake Makes Three is an easy option to take a while out of their day and let their imagination run wild.
When I was younger I always had my head in a book, I just wish that the ‘And Jake Makes Three’ series was around then, it would of been one of my favourites.
I would highly recommend And Jake Makes Three for Children age 7+, early readers and even adults! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.