Title: A Case of the Jitters
Series: Dream Team (Book 2)
Author: Tom Percival
Publishers: Macmillan Children’s
Genres: Middle Grade, Children’s, Mental Health, Fantasy, Magic, Adventure
Release Date: 6th August 2020
Where To Buy: Amazon UK, Wordery, Book Depository
Summary: Meet the Dream Team! Turning nightmares into incredible adventures!
Erika’s friend Kris is HILARIOUS. She thinks he should perform in their school’s talent show, but he’s far too nervous.
And when Erika gets a call from the Dream Team to help on a mission, she meets another girl who is struggling with confidence. Chanda’s dream is being attacked by the jitters and nothing seems to be going right. Try as they might, the team can’t get control of her dream – until Erika realizes that there is a connection between Chanda and Kris. Can she help Chanda to find some confidence before the jitters take over completely?
A Case of the Jitters is the second book in Tom Percival’s fun and engaging Dream Team series, exploring anxiety in children through action and adventure
Thank you so much to Netgalley, Macmillan Children’s for the e-arc copy to read and review.
Review: What a fun but also sad dream adventure the team went on.
When a little girl Chanda has gone too far in her dreams, the dream team have to find a away to save her with the help of Erika, but the dream is harder to fix than they thought and it takes all of them to figure it out and help Chanda feel better and sleep safely again.
This was an incredible read, the dream featured so many unique creatures that they met along the way, it dealt with friendship, it dealt with learning to over come your inner demons so you can deal with your out side demons, it dealt with anxiety, depression and lack of self confidence in children.
I love that Erika refused to give up even when no one knew what to do next and that she was the one that really ensured Chanda believed in herself. I loved the illustrations in the book they were so beautiful. And I love the way it was written, it was easy to read, but detailed too.
I highly recommend the book it will be a fun escape getting to go to the dream world, with all the unique characters. You will feel for the characters as you read and will come to learn a lot about how to help others and how to help yourself.
About Author: Tom Percival writes and illustrates all sorts of children’s books. He has produced cover illustrations for the Skulduggery Pleasant series, written and illustrated the Little Legends series, as well as five picture books for Bloomsbury, including the Carnegie-nominated Ruby’s Worry, Perfectly Norman and Ravi’s Roar. He lives in Gloucestershire with his girlfriend and their two children.
Tom has been drawing since he’s been able to hold a pencil, and making up stories for as long as he can remember, in fact, probably longer, especially as his memory is not what it once was. Basically, he’s been making things up his whole life and he’s not about to stop any time soon.