Hello everyone! Guess what! I’m back! And from now on, I’m going to try wearing the hat of a book critic, which means that I am going to read books for myself and write reviews for all you inquisitive people. So if you ever want me to talk about a special book, just let me know! This is going to be a good platform for our darling parents who are always in search of books for their children to read and also a place where children can read another child’s point of view (In this case, it’s me, Rayansh Gupta, 11 years old.)on a book and then decide for themselves.
Today, for my first review, I am going to pick a book that your parents and grandparents must have read when they were your age. That’s right! I am going to talk about The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé. This book has also been turned into an animated action and adventure series by Prime Video. But folks, don’t get tempted to watch it online. YOU MUST READ.
We have all heard about the adventurous Tintin, his faithful dog Snowy, the whisky-drinking captain Haddock, partially deaf Professor Calculus, and the extremely careless Thomson twins. In this series, Tintin is a young reporter who always saves the day or manages to solve a tough mystery. Preventing a king from being overthrown, rescuing a friend and foiling the plans of an international criminal will probably be what his weekly schedule looks like! He is always accompanied by his dog Snowy and Captain Haddock. This great book has you laughing out loud every time you turn a page.
In this series, my favorite characters are the Thomson twins. They are supposed to be world-renowned detectives, but I seriously wonder how they got that title. One of them has the habit of always correcting the other by saying “To be precise…”, and what he says always has you roaring with laughter. For example – “A Thomson looks death straight in the face.” “To be precise, a Thomson with a straight face looks like death.”
I would recommend this book as it is very funny and interesting. It is suitable for children 9+ because of its slightly difficult words. I would rate it 4.5/5.
You can buy it on Amazon ranging from Rs.300(paperback) for a single book to Rs.6000 for the entire series (23 books).