Reviewed by Rebecca S. (age 11)
This book was one of my favorite of all time! Cornelia Funke was very imaginative with her ideas. Who would think brownie spit and dragon fire could show a persons true form, genius! My favorite part was when Sorrel, the brownie, had to dress in pajamas so she could go into the city without being noticed! She looked hilarious! My favorite character is Nettlebrand because whenever something made him mad he ate it just like that! This book’s illustrations were beautiful! I loved Funke’s pictures because they were black and white. You had to use your imagination to fill in the colors!
I would definitely recommend this book because Funke puts so much energy into everything she writes. Every page you turn more and more excitement pops up! If you’re a kid who likes to read about adventures, then this is the book for you! If you are the perfect reader you’ll love the plot, characters, settings, genre and illustrations. Will you take the challenge to read this book? I hope you do!