The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Flop - review
The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Belly Flop - Reviewed by What To Do With The Kids
Written by Steve Hartley
Danny Baker (not to be confused with the radio DJ) is a boy on a mission to be a world record breaker. In the Silly Olympics, you can read about his latest attempts to be the Best In The World in a variety of weird and wonderful categories.
This collection of five short stories, culminating in an attempt to do the wibbly wobbly jelly belly flop, is good, silly fun. We especially liked the correspondence between Danny and Eric Bibby, Keeper of the Records, loved the illustrations from Emily Pankhurst, and recognised the antics between Danny and his long-suffering sister Natalie.
One word of warning - you might not want your kids to copy some of the world record attempts at home - particularly the creation of the world's biggest bogie or the wearing of underpants for six months straight. Urgh!
Danny Baker's: The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Belly Flop is one of the series of books launched by MacMillan Children's Books in celebration of London and the Olympics hosted in 2012.