The Nothing to See Here Hotel: Sea-ing is Believing

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review

Frankie Bannister’s family run the Nothing to See Here Hotel on the seafront in Brighton. If you’ve never noticed the hotel, it’s probably because it’s only visible to magical creatures like trolls, goblins, blurtles, grumplings, boggarts and moss gremlins.

As the Bannisters prepare to celebrate great, great, great grandad Abraham’s 175th birthday, something even more weird than normal happens – Grandad Abraham’s ghost comes back and reveals a whole new wing of the hotel that no one knew existed. And it’s way down deep under the sea!

As party preparations are in full swing, Frankie can’t shake the feeling that all is not well and that there’s something else hiding at the bottom of the ocean that could spell disaster and even death for him and his family.

Featuring fantastically weird (and sometimes loathsome) creatures and a hotel menu unlike any other, this third book featuring Frankie and his family can be read as a standalone story.

The storyline, invented language and incidental illustrations are wacky, exuberant and giggle-inducing. This is a riotous rollercoaster of a read for middle grade readers who love absurdity and wild imagination in their books.

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