The Water Horse is a great story that starts off when a girl named Kristie Finds a small rock shaped figure. She and her little brother, Angus, secretly bring it back to their house. Suprisingly they chose to keep it in their bath tub over night. In the morning, it wasn’t what it was last night. The trouble really starts when their grandfather goes the take a bath in the tub…
"Bound to make a splash with children everywhere!"
-School Library Journal
"Amusing and intruging. King Smith’s imaginativespin on a old myth makes outragous possible…. A well written fast paced fantasy"
"An ideal family read-aloud"
-The Horn Book Magazine
"This general tale… will capture the fancies of (King Smiths’s) many fans"
"Just the right balnce between action, snappy diologue and deft characterization"
To me, Wicked Awesome Monkey Dude, this book is phenonal and perfect for a quick read. Dick King Smith’s emotionaly packed words and clever writing makes people of all ages flip the pages, minute after minute. One of my favorite things in this story is that the author relates to the "First Sighting Of The Monster," with the monster referring to the Water Horse, or I guess you could say, Loch Ness Monster.
Also, the Movie for the Water Horse is coming out (Just for your notice, the movie will vary from the book, so everything I have typed may not happen in the movie, but will happen in the book)
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Wicked Awesome Monkey Dude
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