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Walter Speazlebud by David Donohue
Published by O’Brien Press

Reviewed by Kilkee Library Children’s Book Club

A wonderful story of Walter and his zany family. His father is an inventor, his mum an artist and his granddad a very talented wood carver who, like Walter possesses the gift of “noitanigami” or imagination.

This power can make people go backwards in time. It can only be used to help others. Walter Speazlebud is a great read for young and old children. It touches on topics such as learning difficulties, bullying and old age.

The book club gave it a mark of seven out of ten.

Favourite characters: Walter’s father and granddad.

Favourite scenes: Mum paints the house black and when Dad crashes his “loomobile” on television.