I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Its fast pace and colourful characters enhance what is essentially a very simple storyline - a child is born and here are the selected highlights of his first eleven years. The twists and turns of Arry's antics during these formative years had me laughing out loud.
Able readers from the age of ten to fourteen will love Arry because he is successfully subversive and outsmarts the adults easily; they will also warm to his inventiveness and outrageous feats of daring. Older teenage and adult readers will chuckle, as I did, at the subtle references and satirical humour which pervade Arry's story from the moment of his conception to his last day at Privy Primary.
This book will not tax your brain but it will bring a smile to your face and maybe even change your perspective about parenting and education. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
by Julie Hill