If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a terrible surprise…you’ll find badgers without furry bottoms, rabbits with itchy problems, voles without holes and some very naughty foxes.
The inhabitants of United Woodlands are being terrorised and all evidence and paws point to the Fiendish Fox Gang (the FFG for short). In a secret hideout deep underground lives the infamous leader of the gang and she plans on ruining the autumn fair and squashing everyone and everything that’s there!
It’s up to Agent Weasel and his sidekick Doorkins to put a stop to the Fiendish Fox Gang’s evil deeds…
A very funny animal caper full of mishaps, close shaves and a lot of thoughts about pudding. Agent Weasel is great character. He is a bit of a calamitous spy and his penchant for not playing by the rules often lands him into a spot of bother. He has a bit of a record for not being the most successful of spies and before he and Doorkins even begin any proper spying duties they find their stakeout picnic interrupted and are caught by members of the FFG. Never mind, it’s nothing a weasel war dance won’t be able to solve - this is what happens when Agent Weasel senses danger or feels threatened. This is the kind of madness and mayhem that readers can expect from Agent Weasel and a host of other animals, including evil foxes, an elite-homing moth, a pair of Special Ops stag beetles and a secret agent mole that needs guarding rounding the clock.
Themes of friendship and teamwork are a feature of the read. Agent Weasel and Doorkins have a lovely friendship, they are always there for each other…just. And whilst Agent Weasel might not be the brightest spy he always has ideas of one sort or another and with the other animals always there to help out there is a chance that the plans may be a success.
The plot will quickly grab the attention of readers and with chapters that end on cliff-hangers there will be a desire to always read a little bit more. Throughout the book there are black and white illustrations that are excellent. Ooh, and there’s also a map at the start - I love a good map!
Recommended for 6+.