Synopsis: Reporter-in-training Kate is back for a new adventure! Be swept downriver on this exciting jungle cruise in search of the mysterious Silver Wibbler bird… When Kate and her mouse Rupert sail through the jungle home of the legendary Silver Wibbler, they know there’s a story to be sniffed out. Why else would the Bird Brigade be on board? Their fearsome leader General Hornbill is convinced the Wibbler is a myth but young Bird Brigader Bertie is determined to prove him wrong. Can Kate help Bertie uncover the truth? Full steam ahead for friendship, mystery and some ruffled feathers… A hilarious new mystery, packed with illustrations!
Release Date: 31st March 2021
Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Adventure, Children’s, Adventure, Animals, Friendship
Review: Kate and her dad are on a trip on a cruise, her dad to enter the competition and Kate to write an article on Shrimp and the women who makes it. Bored of the case she is given she seeks out another and finds one unexpectedly. The bird brigade had one outcast child seeking the silver wibbler, his leader says it doesn’t exist. When Kate finds a book all about an explores findings of said bird she, Rupert her mouse friend and Bertie the out cast bird brigader start exploring to seek the bird.
This was okay but I didn’t sink into it the story easily like I thought I would. It felt kind of slowly written and was rather strange for me. Though it was creatively made with the pages having pictures and the odd writing, or a fact profile all of which were great creative additions. I just didn’t find I got into the story nor did I find that I liked any of the characters.
The mystery was unusual with it being about a rare unseen bird, and being set on the cruise with some very odd people. It all came across easy and not really leaving a lot to be solved as it went by, which is okay as young children can’t always solve mysteries and would be finding this book really funny.
For me personally I didn’t really enjoy it, it was very creatively made, and had lots of places where I’m sure others would find humorous. The storyline was interesting and I’m still happy that I gave it a read, it just isn’t one that I overall enjoyed.