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Agent Weasel and the Robber King : Book 3

Agent Weasel and the Robber King Book 3

Published: 7 Jan 2021

Paperback / softback, 224 pages

Recommended for age 7+

By Nick East

Published by Hachette Children's Group

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Meet Agent Weasel: woodland super-spy. In his greatest challenge yet, Agent Weasel must confront the villainous Rook King. Perfect for reading alone or sharing together, for fans of The Bolds and Mr Gum.

Spring has sprung in the United Woodlands, and the animals of Woodland Intelligence (WI6) are celebrating with a barbecue. But when a mysterious attack from the skies bursts Beaver Dam wide open, the woodland is flooded! The head of WI6 suspects foul play. It's time to call Agent Weasel, woodland super-spy.

Can he manage a daring underwater rescue? Will he notice the clues leading high into the treetops? Will he ever get over the drowning of his precious biscuit collection? Find out in this wild and watery tale, with glorious illustrations throughout.

Tagged detectives and spies and reluctant to read

The Agent Weasel series

Agent Weasel and the Abominable Dr Snow : Book 2
Agent Weasel and the Fiendish Fox Gang : Book 1
Agent Weasel and the Robber King Book 3

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Reviewed by Ellie Labbett

Agent Weasel and the Robber King: Nick East brings us the third addition to his super silly spy series centred around Agent Weasel and trusty sidekick Doorkins. The United Woodlands has been littered with mysterious messages lauding an unknown figure named the Robber King, and a series of thefts have left the animals wanting answers. With trouble brewing, Agent Weasel’s detective services are required once again. Setting off to uncover the crafty Robber King and bring him to justice, Weasel and Doorkins find themselves in murky water and at the centre of a dangerous plot! Can the duo track down the mastermind and restore order to The United Woodlands?

East has humour down to a fine art. From the comedic characters to his use of exaggeration and gross humour, this story is endlessly entertaining. The bulk of the amusement comes from Agent Weasel, a character who is not as slick at detective work as his name suggests. Similarities can be seen between Agent Weasel and Tom and Nick Diamond in Anthony Hororwitz’s The Diamond Brothers series, with mishaps aplenty but enough wit to save the day. East’s use of playful language is a real selling point of the text, with exaggerated and alliterative turns of phrase such as: ‘SHIVERING STICKLEBACKS,’ and ‘HOVERING-HEFFALUMPS!’’ frequently being used at points of tension. As well adding to the fun, East’s style is a basin for vocabulary development and reminds children how language can be stretched in all different directions.

The generous, cartoony illustrations compliment the narrative perfectly by adding a layer of visual humour, particularly within the subtleties of character expression. As both author and illustrator, East builds a visual journey through carefully placed typography, drawings that often burst into the text and double-paged spreads. As a result, he provides an immersive reading experience that will support children that may feel intimidated by large chunks of continuous text.

Agent Weasel and The Robber King is a light-hearted, fun novel that will strongly appeal to children that enjoy comedy and crime. There are two prior stories within the series, but this text can easily be read without having to explore the previous installments. With two endearing and warm main characters to follow and a rich world of animal espionage, this wouldspie be a lovely story to recommend to readers in Lower Key Stage Two.

I have recently completed my primary teaching degree and am passionate about the power of reading in changing lives. I am committed to championing diverse children’s literature and ensuring that every child feels valued and seen in the stories that they read.