Jesper Jinx is back and goes fishing in more ways than one!
Jesper Jinx has had some amazing adventures and pranks in his previous three books; Jesper Jinx, Jesper Jinx and the Snezing Season and Jesper Jinx and the Turkish Pepper and they continue in this fourth instalment; Jesper Jinx Goes Fishing.
Jesper is 11 years old and lives at home with his stay-at-home Mum, travelling soap salesman Dad, 12 year old sister Melinda (his arch-enemy) and Snowy the cat in Puffington Hill on the South Coast of England. His best friend is Oliver and to relieve any boredom he just loves playing pranks on people, especially if they are at his sister’s expense. Jesper gets bored easily but he relieves his boredom with Boredom Breakers, the only problem is that if it can go wrong, it will go wrong for Jesper and others around him. He is the unluckiest boy in the world when it comes to his pranks.
The Silly Old Scribbler (aka Marko Kitti, the author) still hasn’t told Jesper that he has already published the stories that Jesper told him in the strictest of confidence. SOS had agreed to write the stories for Jesper alone, but they were too good not to be shared with us, the reader. So as in the previous books, you need to sign the Secrecy Agreement to continue to read this book. But remember DON’T TELL JESPER! He cannot know of existence of these books, under any circumstances. Not only could he sue the author, but we would have no more stories involving Jesper and his adventures and disastrous pranks.
In Volume Four of the Jesper Jinx series Jesper goes fishing in 3 different stories, and in more ways than one! In this volume Jesper becomes a detective when he goes “fishing” for information when his sister and Melinda and his best friend Oliver are keeping something big a secret from him. He then continues his investigations with fishing for something furry that isn’t a fish and finally, he actually goes fishing for fish but catches something much, much larger.
As a side story, we also have Fernando Ferret telling his own story and a bonus story about Melinda’s Stinky Night-night where Jesper gets his own back on Melinda after being pranked by her earlier in the day.
Overall, Jesper Jinx Goes Fishing is another excellent, a very well-written, quirky and funny collection of Jesper’s adventures and pranks. It is written as if the author is just talking to the reader, engaging with the young reader, and involving them in something special (especially as by signing the Secrecy Agreement you become complicate in naughty Mr Kitti’s crime!).
If you haven’t read any of the Jesper Jinx series you are in for a treat, whether you are 7 or 107 they are fun and enjoyable.
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Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing an honest and impartial review. All opinions are my own.